During the Spring 2019 semester, Learning Innovation is piloting several teaching tools for Duke faculty. Contact us to learn more or to sign up!
Nudge: Boosting student content retention
When learned information isn’t meaningfully used over time, there is a natural “forgetting curve,” whereby content recall drops off drastically. Studies have shown that being reminded of the content in the form of a brief question periodically after learning the content, increases recall.
Nudge is software designed to send students a multiple-choice “booster” question of your choice after each class session, leading students to recall course material covered in the class session (read more about memory boosters and retention in learning).
We’re seeking faculty members to pilot this software in their Spring 2019 courses. All you have to do is give us the questions you want to use and we’ll do the rest.
Gradescope: Streamlined grading
Gradescope is a tool that streamlines the grading of paper-based tests and homework assignments, even those using “bubble-sheet” format. Many faculty in a variety of departments already use Gradescope and find that it saves them and their TAs time in grading. Learn more about our Gradescope pilot and features of the software.