The Bass Digital Education Fellowship program is a joint effort by Duke Learning Innovation and the Duke Graduate School that began in 2019. This academic year, the Digital Education program welcomed its second cohort of Bass fellows. These six fellows took part in a year-long fellowship that offers PhD students an opportunity to collaborate on digital projects in partnership with Duke faculty and under the guidance of Learning Innovation.
Tatiana Lluent, who graduated with her PhD in Business Administration from Duke University this Spring, worked with Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship to launch the Core Entrepreneurship Concepts Video Series during the 2020-2021 academic year.
“The Bass Digital Education Fellowship was very important for my professional development, our department does not offer teaching opportunities beyond TAing, so the Fellowship was a major opportunity to skill up on pedagogy topics,” Lluent said at the Bass Digital Education Fellows spring showcase. “It also gave me a great introduction to digital tools for education and how to leverage these in the classroom.”
Designing and Producing a Video Series
Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship, with Lluent as video series project manager, began building an entrepreneurship resource library meant to support instructors across Duke. During her time as a Bass fellow, Lluent produced and created 11 videos featuring 13 speakers from various groups and Duke, as well as entrepreneurs. These videos took on various core entrepreneurship topics, such as “Entrepreneurial strategy” and “Evaluating an opportunity,” and took the form of interviews, lectures, expert conversations and presentations.
“The idea was to bring together diverse voices to offer a unified framework for entrepreneurship at Duke,” Lluent said at the Bass Digital Education Fellows spring showcase.
Impacting Learning at Duke (and Beyond)
Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship, according to Lluent, works with about 500 students each year, including 330 students in the program’s undergraduate certificate. These videos will have a long-lasting and far-reaching impact at Duke.
Additionally, Lluent hopes that once the project reaches maturity, the library will be made public for those beyond the Duke community to use.
You can hear Lluent speak more about her work by watching her presentation for the Bass Digital Education Fellowship Spring Showcase below:
Lluent will join the European School of Management and Technology in Berlin as Assistant Professor of Strategy and Volkswagen-Audi Junior Chair for Diversity in Organization in July 2021.
You can read more about the general Bass Digital Education program experience, including the professional development opportunities offered to fellows.
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