Duke Center for Instructional Technology


9:00-9:45 am | 10:00 - 10:45 am | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | 12:00 - 1:00 pm | 1:00 - 2:30 pm

PRESENTATIONS 9:00- 9:45 am

Distinctive Aspects of U.S. Law Video Project

Tom Metzloff, Law
Von Canon Room A, 9:00 - 9:45 am

There is a wealth of educational materials potentially available in video format. How can these materials be developed by faculty and best used to serve the education needs of students in complex subjects like law? This program will present video materials developed by Professor Metzloff that describe recent and important Supreme Court cases. Topics include limitations on punitive damages, drug testing in high schools, and First Amendment rights in judicial elections. Professor Metzloff will describe his approach to integrating the video materials into the learning process. He will also share student feedback on his approach and suggest future directions for using this type of material.

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Academic Consequences of Online Assessment with Brownstone EDU
Roger Barr, Biomedical Engineering
William McNairy, Physics
Von Canon Room B, 9:00 - 9:45 am

The Bioelectricity course taught by Professor Roger Barr in the Biomedical Engineering program has used Brownstone EDU for online assessment extensively throughout the spring semester 2004. Characteristics of this use include algorithmic questions, diverse question pools, more extensive use of figures, and more repetition of questions. All students use the online system after every class, and for exams. Every student’s exam is different in details through addressing the same topics. As an adjunct to the on-line mechanism, there is an essential formalized plan for manual review by the instructor of issues raised by individual students with respect to the on-line scoring of questions. The consequences of its use have been extensive and on the whole markedly positive, and will be presented by Professor Roger Barr. William McNairy, Lecturer in Physics has also been using EDU to support his courses, in combination with other online tools, and will describe his use of EDU as a counterpoint.

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Video Production 101: Teaching Techniques
Scott Wells, Duke Recording Studio
Von Canon Room C, 9:00 - 9:45 am

The presenter is a manager in the Duke Recording Studio and this semester taught an advanced post-production course in the Film/Video/Digital program. This presentation will provide a survey of techniques to teach students basic video production skills, including shooting and editing with a glance at motion graphics. Some discussion of software applications and their use will be included.

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What Students Really Want from Instructional Technology
Kevin Fogg (Trinity '05), Yaw Nyame (Pratt '05) & Jeff Ackermann (Trinity '06)
Sheafer Theater, 9:00 - 9:45 am

A panel of CIT student technology assistants set out to discover what students really expect and want from faculty use of technology to support teaching and learning, by interviewing and filming their peers and friends. The three presenters will discuss and summarize their findings and show a short film they developed highlighting the key points resulting from their interviews.

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PRESENTATIONS 10:00- 10:45 am

EcoTeach: Using Instructional Graphics and Web-Based Testing in Economics
Daniel Graham and Kevin Campbell, Economics
Von Canon Room A, 10:00 - 10:45 am

As part of departmental curriculum reform which began in 2001, the Economics Department at Duke has developed two key instructional technology tools. First, interactive “Macromedia Flash” graphics are used in lectures to illustrate vital relationships and concepts. The graphics are attached to course websites to enable students to replay them as needed. The modules include illuminations of relationships, derivatives of graphs, and often the ability to change parameter settings to follow their impact on an issue under study. Second, a web-based testing program we developed assesses student math skills prior to entry into the third, most mathematically challenging core course and it assigns, creates incentives, and scores homework in one elective (a test case). This tool includes large problem sets, the ability to randomize the draw from a particular problem set (assuring no 2 tests are ever the same), the ability to weight scores according to timing and/or number of tries needed to achieve the correct answer, and it provides instantaneous feedback to both student and instructor.

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Human Simulation and Patient Safety Center
Jeffrey Taekman, Anesthesiology
Von Canon Room B, 10:00 - 10:45 am

The Duke University Human Simulation and Patient Safety Center is a collaborative project of the School of Nursing, Department of Anesthesiology, and School of Medicine at Duke University Medical Center. The centerpieces of the lab are two high-fidelity human simulators-sophisticated life-sized, computer-controlled mannequins that can be programmed to replicate clinical scenarios. The Simulation Center employs other state-of-the-art educational technologies (including desktop simulation, audiovisual recording and streaming, and virtual reality) to teach a broad range of healthcare workers.

The presentation will include an introduction to medical simulation as well as specific examples of our work.

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Planning a Distance Education Program at Duke
Norman Christensen, Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences
Linda Goodwin, School of Nursing
Linda Lee, School of Medicine
Von Canon Room C, 10:00 - 10:45 am

This panel presentation will provide views of the planning process used by three different Duke distance education programs, and describe some lessons learned. Linda Goodwin from the Nursing School, Linda Lee from the Medical School and Norman Christensen from the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences will discuss key points in planning and implementing their varied distance programs, including timelines, program scheduling and pace, course redesign, personnel responsibilities, and communication.

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Froshlife: First-Year Life Goes Digital
Sarah Roberts, OIT
Deen Freelon, OIT
Sheafer Theater, 10:00 - 10:45 am

The Froshlife iMovie Festival returns to Duke for its 2nd year. During two frenzied weeks in January, first year students reflect on their lives as they shoot, edit and present digital movies. They then compete for best of show at a gala premiere night in early February. Come learn about this innovative program and its technologies, view some of the entries, and get under the hood of this exciting event.

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER Blaise Cronin, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Acknowledgement of CIT 2003 fellows and grant winners, and announcement of 2004 selectees precedes the keynote address in the Griffith Film Theater. Click link above for details about keynote address.

LUNCH 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Lunch available for those who pre-registered, in Lobby outside Von Canon Rooms.
Informal roundtable discussions on various topics related to instructional technology, in Von Canon Room C while you eat your lunch. Note that these discussions are meant to be among Showcase attendees and CIT staff will not be leading the discussions. Bring your ideas and your questions to share with your peers.

Topics will be:

  1. Using technology to help students be better prepared for class participation
  2. Making your class more interactive using Blackboard and other technologies
  3. Tips for using online discussion with a face to face class
  4. Techniques and best uses for digital video in teaching
  5. What in the world are "blogs" and what are they good for in teaching?
  6. More bang for the "buck": Small additions of technology that make a high impact
    in your class
  7. Student technology projects as a substitute for "traditional" assignments
  8. How should IT services staff best support faculty using instructional technology?
  9. Using technology to encourage critical thinking
  10. What are the costs and benefits to introducing technology into the classroom?
  11. How to encourage interactivity among students in distance learning classes and
  12. Follow up on keynote address topics

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POSTER SESSIONS 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Two sections of poster sessions will be held, as follows:
Faculty, staff and student posters: Von Canon Rooms A and B
Duke service and facilities providers: Lobby outside Von Canon Rooms

For descriptions of all posters, click link above.

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Link to CIT : Perkins Library : Duke University