BRITE Ideas Teaching and Research Series to Launch Sept 4th

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Learning Innovation invites you to join us for BRITE Ideas, a monthly discussion group to share and develop research on teaching and learning. Invited guest speakers will include those who have either completed or are currently engaged in research projects about teaching and learning. This series is a collaborative partnership with BRITE Lab and Learning Innovation and meets year-round, on the first Tuesday of each month. Join us on Sept. 4th as Bridgette Martin Hard, PhD, presents “How can we reduce technology multitasking in large lecture courses? (Interventions and course policies)”

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Location: Rubenstein Library, Rm. 249
RSVP: Registration link

Bridgette Martin Hard, who co-created BRITE Ideas with Learning Innovation, shares her vision:

The BRITE Ideas series is really about building a community of teachers who want to be better. Throughout the year, we will learn about completed research projects on teaching and learning, offer feedback on projects-in-progress, and brainstorm new ideas for common problems in our teaching practices. I expect that, at a minimum, we will learn a lot about teaching. More ambitiously, I expect many new collaborations and projects to spring from this series.

The BRITE Ideas series is the outcome of a BRITE Lab and Learning Innovation collaborative teaching event attended by many in the Duke community on April 18, 2018. The event highlighted a collection of lightning talks with Bridgette Martin Hard and her team of students. Student presentations came from a seminar on classroom research that Learning Innovation supported with a Jump Start Grant.

Learning Innovation looks forward to welcoming the Duke community to BRITE Ideas. Bridgette Martin Hard shares her insights on our collaborative efforts:

In addition to co-creating BRITE Ideas, Learning Innovation is helping to build tools and templates to make it easier for faculty to get involved in research on teaching. This is groundbreaking work that will really position Duke as a leader in this effort.

Sophia Stone, Ed.D.

Author: Sophia Stone, Ed.D.

Sophia collaborates with faculty to provide pedagogical and academic technology consulting, training, and project management, for campus-based and online initiatives. She consults on innovative teaching practices across academic disciplines, and works with faculty on course planning, course design and development, and assessment strategies. Her research interests include global online education, instructional design, faculty development, distance education, and international learners.