Dr. Minna Ng is currently teaching 74 first-year students face-to-face across two classes. One class is co-taught with Dr. Karen Murphy (Introduction to Biological Bases of Behavior), and the other is a new FOCUS course …

By Katie L.B. HenningsenHead of Research Services, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library This summer Rubenstein Librarians worked with colleagues across the country to develop remote teaching skills with rare materials and special …

Take a Step Back The midpoint of the semester presents an opportunity to reflect on the successes of your course and to identify areas for improvement, particularly at a time when many course elements are …

Breakout room activities in Zoom can increase the depth of class discussion and create opportunities for students to create connections with their colleagues. We recommend defining the specific learning goal of a breakout room activity and choosing a final product that moves beyond the basic discussion question to creating original content and ideas.

As part of our mission to promote new approaches to student-centered teaching, Learning Innovation is publishing this series written by members of Duke’s Transformative Learning Intellectual Community. The TLIC is a group of faculty in the …

Inclusive course design should be a priority for every instructor at Duke, which requires thinking upfront about how to design courses that are student-centered. Inclusive pedagogy benefits both students and instructors, as the Universal Design …

Several faculty have asked us how they can show videos live, in real-time, in their online class being hosted in Zoom, in order to have discussion with students about the videos during class. The videos …

In classrooms filled with pens and dry erase markers, instructors and students can share solutions to problems, write notes on documents and diagram ideas. This post explores electronic options to replace the whiteboard, plus handwritten …

Professor Sheila Patek, Heymeyer Professor of Biology and Jacob Harrison, a Ph.D. student in Biology received a Jump Start grant in 2019 from Duke Learning Innovation to improve undergraduate students’ ability to communicate research, using …

As part of our mission to promote new approaches to student-centered teaching, Learning Innovation is publishing this series written by members of Duke’s Transformative Learning Intellectual Community. The TLIC is a group of faculty in the …