Try Out New Teaching Tools at Duke: Sign Up for Spring 2019 Pilots

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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.

You can start using Gradescope immediately, or register for our one-hour workshop on 12/10, or our one-hour workshop on 1/7,  to see if Gradescope could work for your class next semester.

Seth Anderson

Author: Seth Anderson

Seth works with faculty in the Humanities, and across the university, in order to help them improve pedagogy and enhance meaningful student learning.  His interests include active learning techniques, the educational use of mobile devices (phones, tablets, etc.), wearable technology, online course development and delivery, digital video and imagery, virtual and augmented reality, and Web-based educational tools.