The 12th Annual North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) Assessment Conference will be held on Monday, June 6 and Tuesday, June 7 at Elon University.  The theme for this year’s conference is Charting the Course: …

Are you a Duke faculty member who wants to do research using data from millions of people around the world? We have survey data available from over 50,000 people worldwide who took a free online Duke …

A common conundrum for educators in computer science or electrical and computer engineering is how to assess students’ mastery of programming concepts. Assignments are often project-based—after all, a student has to write a program to …

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the 2015 CIT Showcase on October 13th. There were over 200 attendees, 16 sessions, and an energizing keynote speaker. If you were an attendee, please do remember …

Massive Open Online Courses are helping to democratize learning by supplementing traditional forms of higher education, according to a new Duke University study. A study of 13 free, open-access digital courses offered by Duke using …

In Spring 2013 and Spring 2014, Duke offered a MOOC called “English Composition I: Achieving Excellence” taught by Professor Denise Comer.  One of Professor Comer’s goals in teaching the course was to offer a college-level …

We are learning more and more about who enrolls in Massive Open Online Classes (MOOCs) and how those students behave.  For example, Harvard and MIT recently released de-identified data from their first 16 MOOCs that …

The Data Analysis and Statistical Inference Coursera MOOC is huge! There are over 85,000 students in the class from all over the world. The majority of people are participating in the course because it teaches useful skills. Read more to learn why students take the course, how the course design and resources help students learn, and read many student reactions.

Our pre-course survey results are in and all indications are that Marine Megafauna students are a diverse group!  The first chart below shows the age distribution of students who took the survey.  While there is …

We are about one month in to the third session of Duke’s MOOC on Human Physiology, a popular course with over 32,000 students enrolled, and are excited to release some of the findings from our …