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 – October 2019

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

  • 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
  • Planning 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
  • Planning collaboration with Duke TIP on online learning experiences for high school students

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

  • 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, launching “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

Up next

  • Exploring technologies and pedagogies to reduce implicit bias in student assessment
  • 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

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