We believe learning happens in networks of colleagues, cohorts, peers – in communities of practice, not hierarchies. Learning Innovation is a network ‘hub’ that brings together groups to organize alliances, manage projects and achieve university-wide goals. We provide opportunities for Duke faculty, academic staff and students to learn, share ideas and contribute to education innovation at the university. 

Fellowships

We offer short-term programs that engage current and future educators in innovative teaching practices.

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Active Learning Faculty Fellowship

Join a small cohort of Duke faculty and develop teaching techniques that will increase learning and student motivation.

See the Learning Innovation Fellowship Archive for examples of prior programs. Past topics have included Designing Courses for Active Learning, Flipping the Classroom, Team-Based Learning and Teaching with Video.

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Bass Digital Education Fellowship

The Bass Digital Education Fellowship is a year-long fellowship program for Duke Ph.D. students. The fellowship provides professional development opportunities in the growing area of digital teaching and learning.


Annual Events

Every year we host events to facilitate the sharing of knowledge, content and teaching practices.

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Course Design Institute

The Course Design Institute provides the opportunity to learn and apply a foundational, best-practice approach to designing dynamic, learning-focused courses in any discipline in a compact 3-day program.

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NextEd Fest

Every year we host a month-long Festival of Learning, which is a series of events celebrating learning at the university. The festival features events created with partner organizations attended by students, faculty, staff, and guests.


Making Connections

We bring educators who are passionate about innovative learning practices together to make meaningful connections.

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BRITE Ideas

Join us for BRITE Ideas, a discussion group to share and develop research on teaching and learning. BRITE Ideas is sponsored by the BRITE Lab at Duke University.

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Teaching Support Network

TSN is comprised of representatives of units and programs at Duke which support faculty in developing their teaching knowledge and skills. TSN focuses on increasing collaboration among teaching professional development units in order to provide the richest set of resources and services possible to faculty.

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Duke Online Learning Community


Other Teaching and Learning Initiatives at Duke

Beyond Duke Learning Innovation, several programs across Duke University offer grants, funding and other support for innovative teaching and pedagogy.