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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.

"'Not Impossible': Openly Teaching the Open Online Course"

Al Filreis, Kelly Professor, Faculty Director of the Kelly Writers House, co-Director of PennSound, Publisher of Jacket2, and Director of the Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing, at the University of Pennsylvania, will speak about his experiences teaching interactive humanities courses online, including the extremely popular Coursera MOOC course Modern & Contemporary American Poetry (known as "ModPo"), which is running for its second time this fall with 35,000 participants enrolled.  ModPo has demonstrated that a free massive open online course need not be impersonal, nor unresponsive to the students; that humanities courses in such a mode need not reinforce the sage-on-stage pedagogy assumed to be inherent in the massively open form.

Registration for this event is not required, but those who register will receive an email reminder and updates or changes to the event. 



Registration Date Time Location Presenter(s)
Closed Wed 11/13/13 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Westbrook 0016 Various--See program description for details

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