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 – February 2019

Teaching Innovation

Up next:

  • Accepting applications for Active Learning Fellowship Summer-Fall 2019
  • Accepting applications for the 2019 Course Design Institute
  • Digital Education Fellows Program: this new graduate student development program will train graduate students to support innovative digital education projects and pair them with faculty to implement faculty project ideas
  • Collaborating with the Office of Faculty Advancement on the Faculty Advancement and Success event series
  • Consulting with faculty in the physics department to evaluate hybrid teaching models in introductory classes.
  • Partnering with Bass Connections to help faculty design, develop and teach Collaborative Inquiry courses
  • Partnering with Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education to reimagine undergraduate research opportunities
  • Planning the next DKU Learning Innovation Fellowship and related support for Duke faculty teaching at DKU

Ongoing

  • Fellows program for MA in Population Health 
  • Duke Online Learning Collaborative (DOLC)
  • BRITE ideas Teaching and Research series
  •  “Classroom Mode” experiment to investigate use of software to focus student online work on courses, to improve student productivity and attention/engagement.
  • Active Learning Fellowship Summer-Fall 2018: The Fellowship helps faculty deepen learning and increase student motivation for all students in their classrooms by using active learning techniques proven successful at Duke and elsewhere. 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 Fall 2018 courses to include hybrid/online components. March 2018- December 2018. 
  • 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 Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: drop in times for faculty to receive consulting and simple training on teaching techniques and tools.

Completed

Learning Technologies

Up next

  • 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.
  • Kits – the Duke Learning App store – displays to learners a unified interface for accessing the instructional tools used by their learning communities.
  • Zoom exploration/pilot continues
  • Support and planning for Hacking for Defense course (Sowers and McClelland)
  • Exploring Nepris as a tool to support Career Services and Alumni in online mentoring

Ongoing

  • Entrepreneurship guide project (w/ John Fjeld – Duke I&E)
  • Grammarly pilot test – in progress
  • 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

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