Duke Center for Instructional Technology

Poster Sessions::

All poster sessions are 1:00 - 2:30 pm

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FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENT POSTERS: Von Canon Rooms A and B

The Challenges of Online Testing
Jane Blood-Siegfried and Midge Bowers, Nursing
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Evaluating students in distance education courses can be difficult, especially when administering exams to large "hard science" classes, such as pathophysiology and pharmacology. Instead of giving locally proctored exams, the School of Nursing now uses Blackboard for testing, along with the school's custom online testing tool.

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EcoTeach: Using Instructional Graphics and Web Based Testing in Economics
Kevin Campbell, Economics
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Two key technology tools support curriculum reform in the Economics Department: (1) Flash animations illustrate economic concepts and can be replayed by students as needed and (2) a Web-based testing tool assesses student math skills prior to course enrollment and presents and scores randomized homework assignments.

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Planning the Duke Environmental Leadership Program
Norman Christensen, Randall Kramer and Sara Ashenburg, Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences
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Faculty from the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences have been working together to develop a new distance education, cohort-based master's in masters degree in
environmental management, with a focus on leadership, communication and
interdisciplinary and global themes. Individual courses in the program will use a combination of face-to-face sessions, online readings and communication via Blackboard, and telephone conferencing to accomplish the rigorous curriculum.

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Filmic Responses to Asian and African Languages and Literatures 121
miriam cooke and Satti Khanna, Asian and African Languages and Literature
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The professors of “Introduction to Asian and African Literature” encouraged their students to explore, synthesize, and react to what they had learned using the medium through which they had been studying these cultures: film. Students had the option to create their own video rather than a final paper for the class. Five video projects involving seven students addressed topics such as intercultural and interracial misunderstanding and resolution, disparities within seemingly homogeneous populations, cultural labels on individuals and their impact, unique expectations within cultural groups, and the marginalization of workers from other cultures in the American workforce.

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Use of Technology in Teaching Television Journalism
John Dancy, Sanford Institute of Public Policy
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The DeWitt Wallace Center for Communication and Journalism recently purchased a Canon GL-2 video camera and associated microphones and cables, to enable our TV journalism students to have hands-on experience shooting, writing, and editing video news stories. We also purchased AVID Xpress Pro editing software, and a Dell computer to edit video. This will allow us to give our students the complete experience from finding, shooting, editing and writing video news stories for the first time.

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Quizzes and Videos on Blackboard to Deliver French Proficiency and Cultural Literacy
Laura Florand, Romance Studies
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Self-assessment quizzes and streaming French/francophone videos on the introductory French Blackboard site address two challenges: conveying language proficiency standards and teaching cultural literacy.

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Expanding the Use of MATLAB in the Engineering Curriculum
Henri Gavin, Engineering
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A group of faculty in the Pratt School of Engineering have integrated MATLAB programming into sophomore level courses. First-year students in the Pratt School of Engineering learn to write MATLAB programs to solve problems relevant to engineering. This project ensured that students used their new skills in MATLAB programming during their second year and reinforced the use of programming throughout the curriculum.

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North Carolina and the Global Economy
Gary Gereffi, Markets and Management (Sociology)
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We assigned students in the Markets & Management Studies Capstone Course to create industry-analysis Web sites for five North Carolina industries: textiles and apparel, and furniture, as relatively labor-intensive light manufacturing industries; information technology and biotechnology in Research Triangle Park; and hog farming in the eastern part of the state. The emphasis is on how North Carolina’s insertion in the global economy is affecting jobs and other social and economic development indicators in these industries, and what kinds of corporate strategies and public policies are most advisable in each sector.

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Hands-on Sociology Research: Statistical Analysis of GSS Data
Mary Elizabeth Hughes, Sociology
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In "Methods of Social Research," Sociology majors develop and investigate a research question using data from the General Social Survey (GSS). The course is designed to provide students with a background in quantitative analysis of survey data. During the course, students use Stata for data analysis, the online GSS codebook for interpreting variables from the GSS, and library databases such as Sociological Abstracts to identify relevant articles in the literature. PowerPoint is used to provide illustrations of statistical and research methods concepts.

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Teaching Patients and Nurses to use PDAs to Enter Clinically Relevant Information
Scott Joy and Julie Ann Gouveia-Pisano, General Internal Medicine
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We sought strategies to easily educate nurses about the operation and potential role of PDA’s in clinical practice, to evaluate and teach male patients to effectively enter their pertinent medical information using a PDA at the point of care, and to evaluate the impact on office operations by introducing this technology into clinical practice. Educating patients and nurses to use a PDA was easily done by a single learning session for the nurses and by constructing a simple handbook for patients that outlined the survey and operation of the PDA. The use of this technology was well received by patients and staff.

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Faculty Development Two Years Later: Changing Patterns of Use in Online Learning Modules
Victoria Kaprielian, Community and Family Medicine
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This poster presents an update on the series of 6 web-based modules created in 2002 with CIT support, to provide instruction in basic principles of curriculum design for medical faculty. Feedback from learners after 2 years has been generally positive. Students find the modules a worthwhile introduction to the material, and appreciate that it frees up in-class time for more discussion and application. They indicate, however, that they do not feel confident in their understanding of the concepts after completion of the modules alone, and that the discussion sessions are essential for their learning.

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Technology in Music Theory Instruction
Mikhail Krishtal, Music
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Using sound synthesis software, students experience and investigate fundamental properties of sound and the structure of music.

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Latino Services Study / Food Pantry Resources for Latino Clients
Joseph Lee, Trinity '04
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A web site was developed as part of a class project, to inform emergency food providers of potential barriers to their services for Spanish-speaking clients. Outcomes: This project stems from work in several classes. Liliana Paredes’s Spanish for health professionals and Kate Whetten’s health policy classes were particularly generative. The project also stems out of an Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship on emergency food providers’ perceptions of Spanish-speaking clients.

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Regional Anesthesia Blackboard Site to Help Standardize Curriculum
David MacLeod, Anesthesiology
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The Regional Anesthesia Blackboard site aims to improve and standardized the curriculum for first-year residents by providing a uniform set of diagrams, online quizzes and reading materials from e-reserve. The site will also feature a discussion board for reviewing difficult clinical cases.

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How Do Students Learn Mathematics in Technology Rich Environments: An Exploratory Study
David Malone and Jack Bookman, Mathematics
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In this study, currently underway, we are investigating the difference between students working in an active learning environment using only pencil, paper and hand-held calculators and students working in a technology-rich active learning environment (the Web and a computer algebra system).

We will collect data from eight pairs of students. Four of these pairs will work on modules using a computer algebra system together with an HTML document with text, hyperlinks, and Java applets. The students' work will be videotaped and, simultaneously, their computer output will be collected on a separate videotape. The other four pairs will work collaboratively on modules using pencil, paper and hand held graphing calculators, not a computer algebra system. But in all other ways, the activities will be identical to the modules used by the web-based pairs.

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A/V Materials in Blackboard Provide Psycholinguistic Examples
Reiko Mazuka, Psychology
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Language-related audio/visual materials -- such as the "glottal stop" sound -- are to be digitized and compiled on a Blackboard site for easy access during and after class.

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Introductory Physics Assignments Migrate to Blackboard
William McNairy, Physics
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Existing parts of the introductory physics curriculum were migrated to Blackboard and new online quizzes were created. In addition, instructors are experimenting with other Blackboard functions such as Discussion Board, Virtual Classroom and online grading, as well as other tools such as Brownstone.edu and the University of Texas at Austin Homework Service.

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Film Clips Get Context, Analysis, and Accessibility on Blackboard Site
Robert Mitchell, English
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Posting film clips on a Web site with study questions and analysis aims to focus class discussion and improve student writing about films.

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Unbound Surgery: A Next-Generation Surgical Textbook
Gretchen Purcell and Theodore Pappas, Surgery
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Many questions that arise in clinical settings go unanswered, and traditional textbooks are not useful for meeting information needs during patient care. Unbound Surgery is an electronic surgical textbook coded in XML, designed to serve as both a comprehensive medical resource and a question-answering tool. Unbound Surgery is delivered through the CogniQ platform, which integrates text, images, and videos with searches of the MEDLINE database.

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Mentor-Connect
Jan Riggsbee and Lisa Carboni, Education
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The Elementary Education Internship pairs student teachers with a mentor teacher in the Durham Public Schools. Because the mentors are not on campus, online tools are used to provide the ongoing, in-depth training and support for them that we feel is necessary to maintain the high quality of the Duke students’ internship experiences.

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Use of Web-Based Instruction in the Organic and Advanced Organic Chemistry Laboratories
Christopher Roy, Chemistry
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Training videos are available to the students 24/7 and will help them to better understand how to perform specific techniques in the laboratory and how lab and lecture interrelate.

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Technology Enhancements for Learning Biblical Hebrew
Matthew Schlimm, Divinity
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The two-semester Introduction to Biblical Hebrew course uses three indispensable technology resources: PowerPoint, Blackboard and BibleWorks. Each resource plays an important role in preparing students to write, speak and translate Biblical Hebrew.

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Information in Markets: Using an Interactive, Real-Time Classroom Exercise to Teach Economics
Sergei Severinov, Fuqua School of Business
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In this project, students in Managerial Economics become buyers and sellers in a computerized marketplace. The instructor can provide differences in: market environments, amount of information available to participants, quality of goods traded and amount of time available for trading.

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Supporting Health Professions Advising using Online Tools
Kay Singer, Arts & Sciences
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A Blackboard site was made available to Duke students and alumni in the process of applying to medical, dental, and veterinary schools for entry in 2004. The documents and external links sections were used to provide information helpful in preparing for interviews. The discussion area was used to allow applicants to post feedback about their visits to specific schools and to view the experiences of others. For the next application cycle (those entering in 2005), we have adapted the online grade book to allow applicants to check on the status of their file in the Health Professions Advising Center. Although our site was not available until well into the interview season, a number of applicants availed themselves of it and we have received positive feedback. The additional function of checking on the status of their letters will increase the visits to the site. The site will help us to provide this information in a more efficient manner.

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Development of a Digital Image Archive and Database for Art & Art History Instruction and Research
John Taormina and Sheila Dillon, Art and Art History
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The goals of this project were to develop awareness among the Art and Art History faculty and students in using new media technologies, to begin development of a comprehensive digital imagebase equivalent to the 300,000 analog images in the Visual Resources Center (VRC) of the Department of Art and Art History, to develop an effective and flexible means of image delivery in the classroom, to provide greatly increased flexibility for online study sites for student review of images, to participate in the campus-wide digital initiative, and to provide a VRC digital collection for the Duke Digital Repository.

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Blackboard Site as "One Stop Shop" for European Colonial History
Susan Thorne, History
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The History 113 Blackboard site is a "one-stop shop" for students with little background in world history; it has historical sources, maps, timelines, foreign language dictionaries, film clips and more.

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Authentic French Media on Blackboard Site
Clare Tufts, Romance Studies
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The French Phonetics course is being redesigned to include a Blackboard site with authentic speech samples from French/francophone songs, movie clips and more. Students complete online assignments based on the materials, then receive feedback.

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Science and Multimedia
Margaret Wat, Trinity '05
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In this house course, students are introduced to historical presentations of science models, past research and multimedia projects; they also get hands-on experience with multimedia.

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SERVICE/FACILITY PROVIDER POSTERS: Lobby outside Von Canon Rooms


Classroom Support From A&S Computing
Hannah Arps and Adrienne Moore, A&S Computing
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Arts & Sciences supports innovative teaching strategies, providing ubiquitously available, state-of-the-art multimedia equipment for classroom use. Currently, we support about 212 classrooms on the three main campus areas with a mix of permanently installed and mobile multimedia equipment. Standard multimedia classrooms include video, DVD, and computer access, with either a TV monitor or ceiling-mounted data video projector. Special-purpose installations include interactive computer classrooms, mobile laptop cards, mobile
teleconferencing equipment, and personal response systems. The multimedia equipment is available for use free of charge in any undergraduate class in Arts & Sciences. Support and training for all multimedia classrooms is provided by Arts & Sciences Computing.

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The New Integrated Library System Software and What It Means for You
Jane Day and John Little, Perkins Library System
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The Integrated Library System will provide a new suite of library management software that will substantially enhance access to library and research resources in digital and non-digital form.

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Multimedia Project Studio, OIT / Academic Technology Services
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The Multimedia Project Studio is a multimedia production lab for students, faculty and staff. Located in 016 Old Chemistry Building, the lab features high-end, integrated hardware and software that encourages imaginative creation and editing of graphics, Web pages, audio, and video.

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Office of Web Services
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The Office of Web Services works collaboratively with students, faculty, and administrators to create successful Web sites across the University.

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John Hope Franklin Center
Jason Doty
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The John Hope Franklin Center is an interdisciplinary and international studies center incorporating advanced technologies into humanities teaching, research, and outreach. The center is open to the Duke community and beyond for events, meetings and exhibitions.

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Center for Instructional Technology (inside Von Canon Room B)
Amy Campbell, Patrick Murphy, Randy Riddle, Cynthia Varkey and others

The CIT provides consulting about best practices for using technology in teaching to the Duke campus. Stop by our booth at the Showcase to see what we offer: if you hear about an interesting project at the Showcase, you can get a quick consult with one of our staff; take a look at our new and improved website and give us your feedback; or get a sneak peak at the new Blackboard 6.1, coming to Duke this summer. Demos will be taking place every few minutes during the poster session.

 

Link to CIT : Perkins Library : Duke University