IBM support for Faculty Curricular Innovation

IBM recently announced the 2011 Smarter Planet Faculty Innovation Award program, a competition designed to encourage the thoughtful development and incorporation of Smarter Commerce, Smarter Communication and Smarter Energy skills …

What does every college graduate need to know? Find out Feb. 24 at 5pm

Louis Menand, author of The Marketplace of Ideas: Reform and Resistance in the American University, will discuss “What Every College Graduate Needs to Know” at 5 p.m. Thursday, 2/24.  Menand, an English professor, asserts that universities are stuck in the past, failing to take into account dramatic changes in students and technology.
He will speak in […]

Author Ben Wildavsky speaks on globalization and education tonight at 5pm

Ben Wildavsky, author of The Great Brain Race: How Global Universities Are Reshaping the World (Princeton University Press, 2010), and  co-editor of Reinventing Higher Education: The Promise of Innovation (expected this year from Harvard Education Press), speaks tonight, Feb. 21, at 5 p.m. in the Gothic Reading Room in Perkins Library. Wildavsky is the third […]

Your chance to talk with Obama top higher ed appointee tonight 5pm

What should be the purpose of higher education? How should it be funded? What role should institutions such as Duke play in the higher education ecosystem? What implications does a changing educational landscape have for teaching? These and other questions are the focus of Duke’s spring speaker series, Re-imagining the Academy.  […]

Educational uses of QR codes

As the holiday shopping catalogs and ads roll in, you may notice QR codes included to provide additional information about products.

A QR (Quick Response) code is graphic image which can be read quickly by a mobile phone through its camera. The app then takes the user directly to a website, video, text message, phone number or other information.

Video college admissions

Michigan State  University’s student newspaper states that prospective students now have an option between writing a personal statement or submitting a multimedia supplement to complete the university application. Applicants can …