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 – December 2019
- Planning the next DKU Learning Innovation Fellows for DKU cohort #3 in Spring 2020
- Visit a Classroom sessions of our Active Learning Fellowship Summer-Fall 2019.
- Partnering with Bass Connections to help faculty design, develop and teach Collaborative Inquiry courses (program runs Dec 2019-Dec 2020).
- Partnering with Online Duke team to help design and implement 4 hybrid Divinity School courses.
- Partnering with Online Duke team to help design online four Digital Citizenship modules primarily for Duke students with CoLab/OIT.
- Partnering with working with English for International Students and OIT to digitize the grading and course placement process for 200+ incoming graduate students in EIS, using an OIT-developed Qualtrics aggregator interface called QUAD.
- Partner with Pratt faculty on the logistics and marketing for a series of 4 faculty workshops and working sessions on metacognition (first session).
- Leading a spring 2020 course design program for faculty in NSOE’s Duke Environmental Leadership program.
- Awarded Jump Start Grant to build active learning components in previously lecture-based Chem 410 course.
- Working with the Learning Technology Services group to develop better ways to support anonymized grading using existing Duke teaching technologies.
- Produce and distribute monthly email newsletter to over 2,300 Duke and external readers.
- The Teaching Collaborative weekly workshop series for faculty and instructors.
- Digital Education Fellows Program: supporting 7 graduate students with in-depth digital education projects, working with varied campus departments and Coursera.
- Duke Faculty Development Collaborative: bi-monthly meetings of units at Duke which provide support and development for faculty teaching.
- Duke Online Learning Collaborative (DOLC)
- BRITE ideas Teaching and Research series
- Leading discussion sessions on handling difficult classroom situations for NSOE departments.
- Leading a pilot of ThingLink multimedia authoring environment.
- 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.
- See our list of completed projects for 2018-2019 in our annual report
- 2019 Course Design Institute
- A three-workshop series on “Dynamic Lecturing and the Science of Learning,” by Todd Zakrajsek.
- Learning outcomes workshop for PhD students in the Library’s Archival Expeditions program.
- Partnered with Online Duke team to design and lead a course design workshop for 12 Divinity School faculty and academic staff.
- Sent two staff to the POD Network Conference, the leading conference for educational and faculty developers.
- Conducted three professional development workshops for faculty in English for International Students.
- Launched “NextEd Labs at the Bullpen” new space for Triangle cluster and Duke students working in educational innovation (at the I&E space in the Imperial building).
- Begin Sakai 20 upgrade preparations
- Explore HAX content creation platform as a way to create once and embed them in platforms such as Sakai, Coursera, or WordPress
- Explore ways to embed Jupyter Notebooks and other code sharing applications into Sakai
- Explore anonymous grading and other positive pedagogical changes available using Sakai’s new grader interface
- 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
- See our list of completed projects for 2018-2019 in our annual report
- Co-sponsored https://hax.camp/ Oct 7-8 – unconference on web components
- Explored Hypothes.is/Sakai pilot – Sakai implementing a grading interface with annotations
- Explored Nepris as a tool to support Career Services and Alumni in online mentoring – not moving forward at this time
- Explored Examity/Sakai integration to increase academic integrity in online courses
- Welcome Marty Soupcoff – new Learning Management System (LMS) Service Lead
- Kits presented at EDUCAUSE Annual Conference and published in EDUCAUSE Review.
- Launched Fuqua Specialization: Entrepreneurial Finance: Strategy and Innovation
- Digital Citizenship modules with CoLab/OIT
- Exploring how Learning Innovation can support the School of Medicine’s Office of Physician Scientist Development in the design of a flipped learning model for a master’s program on basic science research
- Workshops on course design and online learning for Divinity faculty teaching hybrid courses in 2020
- Exploring potential STEM courses to run as pilots for online summer session at Duke
- Vetting possible Coursera MasterTracks with several Duke master’s programs including Pratt
- Planning collaboration with Duke TIP on online learning experiences for high school students
- Coursera for Campus -announced. Read Matthew Rascoff’s piece about the launch event held in India in October.
Ongoing (in production)
- Producing a global health research podcast series with Eric Green in the Duke Global Health Institute, which are being used in Eric’s Research Design Methods master’s course
- Developing online modules with the +Data Science Initiative and the Clinical & Translational Science Institute on foundational biostatistics for medical residents at Duke
- Designing modules with the +Data Science Initiative on Machine Learning for Medicine
- Supporting the Department of Anesthesiology in the developing of a year-long online fellowship for private practitioners
- Conducting market research for the Sanford School of Public Policy on online and hybrid education for public policy professionals
- Designing online lessons for Pratt MEM’s Marketing course with Kathie Amato; and consulting on the design of Pratt MEM’s Management course with Ted Ryan
- C Programming marketing experiment w/ Pratt
- Developing course proof-of-concept on “Sustainable Infrastructure” with the Nicholas Institute
- With faculty in the Pratt School of Engineering and a Bass Digital Education Fellow, creating online modules on computational thinking and methods that complement Pratt’s engineering undergraduate curriculum
- Consulting and planning on new Fuqua specialization on entrepreneurial finance and financial technology
- Developing a Coursera course on Alice programming, a drag-and-drop computer language, and piloting the use of the course in the curriculum of three high school courses.
- Pilot launch of Coursera for Duke Alumni (now called Forever Learning on Coursera)
- Completed the design of a Systematic Review Methodology master’s course with Catherine Staton and João Vissoci in the Duke Global Health Institute
- Supported David Boyd in revisions to his Coursera course, “The Challenges of Global Health”
- Conducted market research for the Duke Global Health Institute on non-credit online education for professionals in global health
- Ran the second session of Launch w/ Sanyin for Duke Alumni, with the Duke Alumni Association
- Piloted online proctoring as part of a for-credit, online summer session course on Medical Neuroscience for undergraduates, in partnership with Len White in the Department Psychology and Neuroscience
- Launched an additional module on Reinforcement Learning with Lawrence Carin, Vice President for Research, for Duke’s Coursera course, “Introduction to Machine Learning”
- In partnership with the Duke Alumni Association, launched “Intentional Life Design for Physicians: Tools to Recover Your Calling“, a discussion-based online learning experience for alumni who are practicing physicians
Teaching Innovation R&D Lab
- Piloting of a team-creation/assignment tool: CATME
- Developing a database of outcome measures used in research on teaching and learning
- Evaluating new approaches to collaborative, project-based teaching models
- Building on the WALTer Toolkit to provide more templates and resources for instructors engaged in research on their teaching practice
- Writing literature reviews on innovative teaching and learning research
- Exploring technologies and pedagogies to reduce implicit bias in student assessment
- Working with over ten faculty members to design and implement research studies in their classrooms
- Engaging faculty in quantitative fields through a monthly journal club
- 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)