CIT Events

Teaching Innovation in the Classroom and Online

Are the recent innovations and changes in teaching environments and approaches for you? At Duke and across the country, faculty are designing and evaluating their teaching in new ways to support and enhance student learning. Faculty are reaching wider communities of students through online teaching, in both large and small classes. Others are exploring active learning techniques, sometimes even "flipping" their classes, to more fully engage their students. Faculty experiences teaching online are filtering back to enhance and modify campus-based courses, and perspectives about campus teaching are being brought to the design of online learning environments, as well.

This academic year CIT will host a selection of speakers on campus, who will explore these and other developments in teaching. These presentations will provide a no-pressure atmosphere in which to consider how these types of innovations might be integrated into YOUR classroom. The current schedule is below; check back for updates and additions.

See you / see me: An interactive real-time online course

In her campus courses, Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel, Assistant Professor of the Practice, Department of Statistical Sciences, teaches using active methods, to encourage team-based and problem-focused learning. When she decided to teach an online version of her campus course in summer 2013, it was important to her to keep those active, engaging teaching methods front-and-center. In this presentation, she will describe how she adapted student-centric active learning pedagogies from the brick-and-mortar version of Statistics 101: Data Analysis and Statistical Reasoning to a real-time online format, to maintain high student engagement and course rigor.

The class was the first online course offered in the Department of Statistical Sciences, and thus was experimental, but was also a significant change in direction from the increasingly popular "massive open online courses" (MOOCs). The course was open only to Duke students and closely paralleled the content of the regular session Statistics 101 course of the same name. The most significant difference was that the summer course was conducted entirely online and required daily real-time participation by web conference. In this presentation, Dr. Çetinkaya-Rundel will explore the lessons learned from teaching this course, both for online teaching as well as improvements that can be brought back to the in-person class.

Registration is not required for this event. Light refreshments will be available beginning at 3:30 pm, the presentation begins at 4 pm.

Registration Date Time Location Presenter(s)
Not required Wed 10/09/13 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Perkins Library Room 217 Mine Cetinkaya-Rundel

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