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Duke Faculty Participate in Course Design Institute

Duke Learning Innovation recently welcomed 19 faculty to the Course Design Institute (CDI), a three-day program consisting of interactive seminars, discussions, and presentations, where faculty learned and applied a best-practice …

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How Much Homework is Too Much?

When redesigning a course or putting together a new course, faculty often struggle with how much homework and readings to assign. Too little homework and students might not be prepared …


Modernizing a Photochemistry Course

I teach an advanced level course in photochemistry, primarily designed for students whose research involves physical chemistry. The concepts are abstract and difficult, despite the importance for understanding the many light-related phenomena in modern chemistry research and in technologies that impact society.