Year In Progress

Tracking our progress for 2019-20. For 2018-2019, see our most recent Annual Report. To read more about our priorities for 2018-2020, visit the About page

Highlights – August 2019

  • Published our annual report for 2018-2019
  • Partnering with Bass Connections to help faculty design, develop and teach Collaborative Inquiry courses.
  • Planning for the launch of “NextEd Labs at the Bullpen Powered by Embark x Learning Innovation” new space for Triangle cluster and Duke students working in educational innovation (at the I&E space in the Imperial building)
  • Pilots continuing Fall 2019: Nudge and Gradescope

Teaching Innovation

Up next:

Ongoing

Completed

Learning Technologies

Up next

  • Early planning for Hypothes.is/Sakai pilot
  • Exploring Nepris as a tool to support Career Services and Alumni in online mentoring
  • Exploring proctor tool integrations to increase academic integrity in online courses

Ongoing

  • Kits – the Duke Learning App store – displays to learners a unified interface for accessing the instructional tools used by their learning communities. (First version released January 2019)
  • Gradescope pilot –Gradescope is a grading workflow application that saves faculty time spent in the grading process while creating stronger student assessment through standardized rubrics.
  • Sakai UI/UX development
  • Nudge project: Piloting Learning Boosters concept and technologies; student interns working on a new app based on the Ebbinghaus forgetting curve research

Completed

Online Duke

Up next

  • DGHI projects: Research Methods (w/ Eric Green); David Boyd MOOC (revisions); Systematic Review course
  • Launch w/ Sanyin (2nd run) – Alumni Ed course (running)
  • +DS Modules 2.0
  • Pratt MEM Marketing course; planning new online certificate for MEM
  • Market analysis for: pre-med, post-bachelors; law; Sanford School
  • Exploring potential of program(s) for pre-med, post-bach online (aka PreMedFlex program)
  • Physician Engagement and Personal Thriving (w/ SOM, Divinity and Alumni) –  develop a five week online learning experience that trains working physicians personally (and potentially collectively) to address the problem of professional burnout in their careers.

Ongoing (in production)

  • Learning@Scale marketing and bite-size learning concepts w/ News and Communication
  • MD Scientist course: Statistics for Scientists hybrid course (SOM project) – consult on the design of eight blended courses for a basic research training program (BRTP), as well as develop the first blended course based on Ted Slotkin’s graduate course, BME 733, “Experimental Design & Biostatistics for Basic Biomedical Students.”
  • C Programming marketing experiment w/ Pratt
  • consulting and planning on new Fuqua specialization on entrepreneurial finance and financial technology
  • Alice (Coursera course)
  • Pilot launch of Coursera for Duke Alumni (now called Forever Learning on Coursera)

Completed

Research, Evaluation and Development

Up next

  • WALTer – developing a process to streamline IRB approvals for educational research via Sakai
  • Evaluating Students’ Abilities to Self-Assess Course Learning” – Research project with Kristin Martinez-Stephens (Computer Science)
  • Explore integrating Qualtrics student surveys with Google smart speakers

Ongoing

  • Evaluating a research-based course experience for undergraduates with Amanda Hargrove
  • Consulting with faculty in the physics department to evaluate hybrid teaching models in introductory classes.
  • Exploring the relationship between goal visualization and course activity (internal LI project)

Completed