Year In Progress

Tracking our progress for 2018-19. For 2017-2018, see our most recent Annual Report. To read more about our priorities for 2018-2020, visit the About page

Highlights – March 2019

Teaching Innovation

Up next:

Ongoing

  • Facilitating the Duke Kunshan University Learning Innovation Fellowship and related support for Duke faculty teaching at DKU, March 8 – May 5, 2019.
  • Fellows program for MA in Population Health 
  • Duke Online Learning Collaborative (DOLC)
  • BRITE ideas Teaching and Research series
  • Working with Trinity Technology Services (Arts & Sciences IT) to better match classrooms to different teaching styles via a new collaboration with Sony on classroom design projects.
  • Re-envisioning language labs and support for languages (partnership with Trinity Technology Services). Formally announced Sony Future Learning Collaborative partnership
  • Learning Innovation Office Hours Wednesdays and Thursdays: drop in times for faculty to receive consulting and simple training on teaching techniques and tools.
  • Supporting pilot of Gradescope with faculty consultation and training, and vendor liaison activities.
  • Consulting with faculty in the physics department to evaluate hybrid teaching models in introductory classes.

Completed

  • Partnered with Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education to reimagine undergraduate research opportunities using MUSER, a tool for blind matching undergraduate students with available research opportunities (Feb 2019)
  • “Classroom Mode” experiment to investigate use of software to focus student online work on courses, to improve student productivity and attention/engagement (Aug – Dec 2018)
  • Active Learning Fellowship Summer-Fall 2018: helped faculty deepen learning and increase student motivation for all students in their classrooms by using active learning techniques. May 2018 – December 2018
  • Hybrid Fellows program for languages faculty (in French, Spanish, Turkish, Hindi and Persian): intensive program for 9 faculty to redesign their 2018-19 courses to include hybrid/online components. March 2018- December 2018.
  • Language Visit a Classroom program: facilitated faculty community from language programs, who visited each others’ classrooms and discussed what they learned (Sept-Dec, 2018)
  • Hosted virtual access to Transforming the Teaching and Learning Environment conference (Feb 2019)
  • Wrapped up NextEd Fest 2018 — check this page for streaming video from several events
  • Ran an active/outcomes-focused session for the Activating the Global Network Task Force (Sept 2018)
  • held Sony Active Learning Classroom technologies demos and workshops – Sept 12-13, 2018
  • Master of Interdisciplinary Data Science (MIDS) Online Summer 2018 Review Course: managed development of an intensive 8-week summer program covering Python, statistics and linear algebra for 40+ incoming master’s students.
  • Duke in Middle East in Europe course(s): Partnering w/ Kiron to provide Duke Coursera courses and Duke students as tutors to refugees in Berlin.
  • Learning Innovation Lab (Bostock 024) was set up as an open Course Design Work Space for Faculty (Dec 10-14; 10am-4pm daily)

Learning Technologies

Up next

  • Early planning for Duke Sakai upgrade to version 19
  • Early planning for Hypothes.is/Sakai pilot
  • Early planning for Code+ project on Sakai UI/UX
  • 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
  • Exploring Willo Labs integration to increase OER adoption
  • Presenting on Kits at Carroll U NGDLE Workshop, Duke OIT Tech Expo, Reclaim Hosting Domains 19

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.
  • Zoom exploration/pilot continues
  • Support and planning for Hacking for Defense course (Sowers and McClelland)
  • Entrepreneurship guide project (w/ John Fjeld – Duke I&E)
  • Exploring integrating informed consent for educational research participation in Sakai – in progress
  • PebblePad https://portfolio.duke.edu/ . New communications, outreach and support processes in place.
  • 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
  • Support Math departments exploration of Crowdmark

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
  • +DS Modules 2.0
  • Pratt MEM Marketing course
  • Market analysis for: pre-med, post-bachelors; law; Sanford School
  • Exploring potential of program(s) for pre-med, post-bach online (aka PreMedFlex program)
  • Learning@Scale marketing and bite-size learning concepts w/ News and Communication

Ongoing (in production)

  • 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.
  • 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)
  • Joan VanTuyl Russian Grammar Modules
  • NSOE Duke Marine Lab online course (in dev): Research Design and Methods in Environmental Social Sciences w/ Lisa Campbell. Focused on masters and PhD students.
  • 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

  • Developing an online tool for students to record language learning experienced prior to Duke to improve language course placements
  • Cyber-incivility in online medical education (with DUSON)
  • Measuring sense of community on online courses (with faculty in chemistry, psychology, statistics)
  • Development and design for Re.View – Re.View is a web-based tool for collaboratively writing, annotating, and reviewing academic research manuscripts. 
  • Hired new R&D Program Coordinator