iPads for ethnographic field research

Guest post by Jonathan Dueck, Thompson Writing Program Lecturing Fellow.  Dueck is the 2011 winner of the Writing 20 Award for Excellence in Teaching Writing. Ethnomusicologists produce a lot of …

Explore 3D in teaching – DDI offers 3D camera checkout

This academic year, the Duke Digital Initiative has been exploring how 3d might be used at Duke in teaching and learning.  Sparked by the interest in 3d films and development of standards for high definition television, new consumer displays and cameras have been appearing in the marketplace, making 3d video easier to use and within […]

Using the iPad to edit and annotate documents

Guest post by Deb Reisinger, Romance Studies
This semester, my Advanced Grammar and Writing students in FR 101 and I experimented with how the iPad can help us become better writers – in French!
Throughout the semester, I used an app called iAnnotate to correct preliminary versions of student compositions.  Using a simple color-coded system of annotations that […]

Teaching Handwriting with the iPad

JoAnne Van Tuyl, Associate Professor of the Practice, Slavic and Eurasian Studies
Project description:
In Fall 2010, JoAnne Van Tuyl is having her Russian language students practice writing in cursive with an iPad borrowed from the Duke Digital Initiative. Van Tuyl is interested in how the iPad can help teach handwriting skills and provide an opportunity to […]

iPads as a tool for media comparison

Satendra Khanna, Associate Professor of the Practice, Asian & Middle Eastern Studies

Project description:

Satendra (Satti) Khanna is teaching a small Hindi course in Fall 2010 that is using a contemporary Hindi version of the Mahabharata epic as the principal course text. Khanna is interested in students comparing three versions of the […]

Facilitating Class Discussions with an iPad

Jessica Otey, Lecturing Fellow, Italian, Romance Studies

Project description:

Jessica Otey is using a browser-based platform called NowComment to facilitate the collective commenting of documents, as a central part of her Italian literature survey course (18th-21st centuries). Before class, students are expected to post comments by logging into NowComment and commenting while reading the assigned […]

iEdit: Using the iPad for Editing and Annotating Papers

Deb Reisinger, Lecturer, French, and Assistant Director of the French Language Program, Romance Studies
Project description:
In Fall 2010, Deb Reisinger will be using an iPad and stylus borrowed from the Duke Digital Initiative as a tool for editing and annotating students papers along with the iAnnotate iPad app. Reisinger will be grading 144 papers over the semester in her […]