Connect with the Duke Online Learning Collaborative

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I would say that each of us working with online learning shouldn’t have to go it alone. The creativity of the Duke Online Learning Collaborative group has helped our program explore new tools, and more importantly, new perspectives on education from across Duke. I’d encourage anyone with an interest in online education to come and share resources and practices.

Laura Lipps

Duke Learning Innovation invites you to join us for the Duke Online Learning Collaborative, a special interest group to share new ideas and innovations in the area of digital education and online teaching and learning. Register now for our spring meetings on Feb 12 and April 9.

This community shares information on how to improve programs, how to better support online programs’ processes, digital technologies, and instructional design, and shares evidence—based research on online teaching and learning. It’s a great opportunity to learn what is happening in online education across Duke.

The Duke Online Learning Collaborative meetings are the few times that I can get together with other online trainers and educators from around Duke. It has been a real benefit to hear their challenges and solutions to working with our diverse Duke community.

Enrique Cachafeiro

Read below about our upcoming spring meetings.

Feb. 12: Focus on Global Online Education

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019
T3:00-4:30pm
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Guest speakers: Steve Grambow, Ph.D., will present “Blended Learning in Clinical Research: Duke CRTP & China.” This blended program has been delivered for the first time in China and Grambow will discuss the blended model design, digital technologies, lesson and assessment design, and how content was localized to enable better learning. The culmination of this project is a one week highly interactive experience delivered at Beijing Friendship Hospital where participants created and presented a clinical research project while working in teams. Join us to hear more about what Duke is doing in the area of online and global education.

It is wonderful to have an opportunity to learn from online education experts at Duke. We can share and brainstorm with staff who deliver quality, novel education allowing us to enhance our own collaborative online offerings.

Michelle Evans

Apr. 9: Focus on Online Continuing Education Programs

Tuesday, Apr. 9, 2019
3:00-4:30pm
Bostock Library, Room 024
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Hear from a guest panel of program leaders involved in online continuing education to learn about best practices in program design, management, marketing, and online teaching.

Join Us

Our meetings include faculty panels, invited guest speakers, learning technologies demos, presentations from Duke online education programs, and more! The group is co-led by Beth Phillips (School of Nursing) and Sophia Stone (Learning Innovation). To learn more, contact us


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.