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Cancelled - Managing Your Course with Kits

Mon, 2019-12-09 18:00
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

This event is cancelled.

Are you using two or more learning apps to teach your course?  Maybe even three apps or more such as WordPress, Box, and Warpwire?  Kits is a new learning platform at Duke that that makes finding and sharing learning apps with your students easy.  Attend this workshop to learn the basics of Kits such as adding apps, managing participants, and sending notifications.

Learn more about Kits in Learning Innovation’s recent blog post.

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Managing Your Course with Kits

Mon, 2019-12-09 18:00
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

Are you using two or more learning apps to teach your course?  Maybe even three apps or more such as WordPress, Box, and Warpwire?  Kits is a new learning platform at Duke that that makes finding and sharing learning apps with your students easy.  Attend this workshop to learn the basics of Kits such as adding apps, managing participants, and sending notifications.

Learn more about Kits in Learning Innovation’s recent blog post.

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Promoting Skillful Learning: What is metacognition and where to start with students?

Mon, 2019-12-09 16:00
Other (see event description)
West Campus

Workshop Objectives

1. Define key elements of metacognition

2. Give an example and explain how you have seen or experienced a benefit of metacognition

3. Give an example and explain how you have seen or experienced one common metacognitive struggle (deficiency/limitation/growth area)

Description Metacognition is integral to becoming a more skillful learner, involving both our knowledge and regulation of our thinking processes. We define skillful learning to include intentional engagement in activities that deepen conceptual understanding and build connections. Such learning requires an individual sense of responsibility for learning, intellectual independence, and a sense of empowerment. Everyone is metacognitively active to one degree or another, but we all can benefit from improving our metacognitive skills. In this virtual workshop we will unpack specific elements of metacognition and operationalize metacognition in learning contexts. Interactive activities will be leveraged to recognize our own metacognitive activity and the metacognitive strengths and weaknesses in our students. This session will culminate with brainstorming and discussing ideas about where participants would like to apply metacognitive instruction with their students for possible development in the subsequent face-to-face workshops.

Online discusion with: 

Dr. Patrick Cunningham, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Dr. Holly M. Matusovich, Associate Professor of Engineering Education
Virginia Tech

Dr. Rachel McCord, Lecturer and Research Assistant Professor in the Engineering Fundamentals Program,
University of Tennessee

Note: You can attend online or in person in Teer 106. Lunch will be provided in Teer 106, or you can use Zoom to attend remotely. When you register, let us know how you plan to attend. 

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VFF: Sifting Data

Fri, 2019-12-06 17:00
LSRC D106
This summer, independent artist Heather Gordon completed a residency at the Rubenstein Center for the Arts with a project titled "Forest for the Trees". Please join us for Heather's discussion of how orphaned data from Duke Forest archives expanded her artistic practice and informs her creative output with a more outward looking stance. Over her career, Heather has used both personal and public data to construct origami folding patterns to show the shape of a specific narrative. Her presentation will trace the origins of her ideas about the ambiguities of number, the acquisition of meaning, and the fear of unperceived existence. Specifically, she will speak to how and why she creates geometric folding patterns using rule-based methods and a variety of data such as binary conversions, date and time intervals, and geographic locations to create visual information structures.
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VFF: Artistic Data Mining

Fri, 2019-12-06 17:00
LSRC D106
The Visualization Friday Forum seminar series is a forum for faculty, staff and students from across the university (and beyond Duke) to share their research involving the development and/or application of visualization methodologies. Our goal is to build an interdisciplinary community of visualization experts whose combined knowledge can facilitate research and promote innovation. Anyone is welcome to attend.
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Getting Specific about Critical Thinking

Thu, 2019-12-05 17:00
East Campus

Our guest will be Justin K. Rademaekers, who will join our conversation by webcam to discuss his recent WAC Journal article "Getting Specific about Critical Thinking: Implications for Writing Across the Curriculum." Rademaekers writes, "The development of students’ critical thinking abilities has long been an omnipresent concept in composition theory, in writing pedagogy, and, indeed, in many of our writing classrooms. Perhaps some readers have even listed critical thinking as a learning outcome on one of your course syllabi? As a writing across the curriculum (WAC) director and composition instructor at my own institution, I’ve found that the phrase “critical thinking” has a great deal of import across the curriculum, more so than other phrases I’ve tried to share with faculty teaching writing across the curriculum— phrases like genre awareness, knowledge transfer, or even . . . rhetoric. In fact—writing aside—faculty, staff, and administrators in higher education might be hard-pressed to find a concept more widely shared and agreed upon across the curriculum than the expectation that students should develop critical and analytical thinking skills during their pursuit of a higher education. Yet, despite the prominence of critical thinking in composition courses and higher education curricula, a widely shared and agreed upon definition of this term proves elusive, which complicates its import into WAC conversations." His article, which presents findings from an interview-based study of faculty across the academic spectrum, invites us to consider whether there is such a thing as generic, transferable thinking skills--or if our discipline-oriented writing courses can best address "critical thinking" as a discipline-specific practice. Participants are asked to read the article in advance and bring questions and related experiences to share. (Access the article here).  Friedl Bldg 216, East Campus. Please register here.

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Long Night Against Procrastination

Thu, 2019-12-05 00:00
Bostock Library - The Edge
West Campus

It’s the most wonderful time of the year—finals season, of course! We know you can hardly stand the wait for those magical days ahead, but the Long Night Against Procrastination can help make extra sure we’re all working at maximum productivity.

Spend an evening getting on top of everything you have to do—or just come and de-stress with our soothing activities, door prizes, and free coffee and snacks! However you want to approach it, we’re doing everything we can to make sure finals week is as simple and pain-free as possible.

Staff from the TWP Writing Studio and Duke Libraries will be on hand for help with writing and research. Tutors from the Academic Resource Center will also be available at these times:

  • Chem 101: 7-9pm
  • Chem 201: 7-9pm
  • CompSci 101: 7-9pm
  • Math 111: 7-9pm
  • Math 212: 7-11pm
  • Physics 141: 9-11pm
  • Statistics 101: 7-11pm

Help us make the event green by bringing your own coffee mugs and water bottles, and let us help you ace finals week!

Sponsored by Duke University Libraries, the TWP Writing Studio, the Academic Resource Center, the Duke Student Wellness Center, and Duke Recreation and Physical Education.

Refreshments provided by Saladelia, Duke University Campus Club, and Friends of the Duke University Libraries.

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BRITE Ideas Teaching and Research Series

Wed, 2019-12-04 17:00
Rubenstein Library 249 (Carpenter Conference Room)
West Campus

Learning Innovation and BRITE Lab invite you to join us for BRITE Ideas, a monthly discussion group to share and develop research on teaching and learning. Invited guest speakers include those who have either completed or are currently engaged in research projects about teaching and learning. Please join Christina Bejjani and Brenda Yang as they share research on "Insights across disciplines: What do Duke Students Believe About Intelligence?

 

All meetings are located in the Rubenstein Library, Room 249, from 12:00 – 1:00pm. Light refreshments will be provided – you are welcome to bring your lunch.

 

About BRITE Lab

The BRITE Lab at Duke University aims to improve higher education by applying the theories and methods of psychology: the scientific study of the mind and behavior. Our research draws insights from the study of human cognition, emotion, social interaction, and culture to understand college students’ experiences and develop better educational practices. We use the tools of science to find out whether and why different educational methods work.

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Open Studio (ScholarWorks)

Tue, 2019-12-03 18:30
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

Make an appointment or just drop-in during Open Studio hours, to consult with staff of ScholarWorks, A Center for Scholarly Publishing at Duke University Libraries. We can help you to

  • plan and create a digital publication
  • build adience engagement and impact
  • improve discovery and use
  • sustain a digital publication
  • integrate data publishing
  • and other aspects of expanding the potential for your scholarly work

Visit ScholarWorks.duke.edu for more examples of the kinds of questions we can answer as well as for resources you can use now. You can also contact scholarworks@duke.edu with your questions or ideas and we'll put you in contact with the appropriate person to help. 

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Teaching & Learning in the Diverse Classroom: MOOC Discussion

Tue, 2019-12-03 17:00
Bostock 039
West Campus

This informal brown-bag discussion will center on the learning experience in the free open online course "Teaching & Learning in the Diverse Classroom," created by Cornell University Center for Teaching Innovation, and hosted on the edX platform from November 4 - December 9, 2019. This online course for higher education instructors focuses on how to create and sustain inclusive, student-centered learning environments.

Read more about the online course here, and register for the edX MOOC (for free) here.

Those who are taking the online course are welcome to gather Tuesdays 12-1 PM, to discuss the content and activities from the prior week of the course. Attending these discussions is optional, of course - you are free to participate in the MOOC without joining these in-person discussions. 

  • Tuesday 11/12 - discuss the November 4-11 course activities and readings.
  • Tuesday 11/19 - discuss the November 11-18 course activities and readings.
  • Tuesday 11/26 - discuss the November 18-25 course activities and readings.
  • Tuesday 12/3 - discuss the November 25-December 2 course activities and readings. 
  • Tuesday 12/10 - discuss the December 3-9 course activities and readings.

You're welcome to bring your own lunch and drink; we'll provide dessert. 

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Open Studio (ScholarWorks)

Tue, 2019-11-26 18:30
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

Make an appointment or just drop-in during Open Studio hours, to consult with staff of ScholarWorks, A Center for Scholarly Publishing at Duke University Libraries. We can help you to

  • plan and create a digital publication
  • build adience engagement and impact
  • improve discovery and use
  • sustain a digital publication
  • integrate data publishing
  • and other aspects of expanding the potential for your scholarly work

Visit ScholarWorks.duke.edu for more examples of the kinds of questions we can answer as well as for resources you can use now. You can also contact scholarworks@duke.edu with your questions or ideas and we'll put you in contact with the appropriate person to help. 

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Teaching & Learning in the Diverse Classroom: MOOC Discussion

Tue, 2019-11-26 17:00
Bostock 039
West Campus

This informal brown-bag discussion will center on the learning experience in the free open online course "Teaching & Learning in the Diverse Classroom," created by Cornell University Center for Teaching Innovation, and hosted on the edX platform from November 4 - December 9, 2019. This online course for higher education instructors focuses on how to create and sustain inclusive, student-centered learning environments.

Read more about the online course here, and register for the edX MOOC (for free) here.

Those who are taking the online course are welcome to gather Tuesdays 12-1 PM, to discuss the content and activities from the prior week of the course. Attending these discussions is optional, of course - you are free to participate in the MOOC without joining these in-person discussions. 

  • Tuesday 11/12 - discuss the November 4-11 course activities and readings.
  • Tuesday 11/19 - discuss the November 11-18 course activities and readings.
  • Tuesday 11/26 - discuss the November 18-25 course activities and readings.
  • Tuesday 12/3 - discuss the November 25-December 2 course activities and readings. 
  • Tuesday 12/10 - discuss the December 3-9 course activities and readings.

You're welcome to bring your own lunch and drink; we'll provide dessert. 

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Spaces of Translation

Fri, 2019-11-22 19:00
Smith Warehouse - Bay 10, 2nd Floor
Arpeggio is an annual graduate-student organized interdisciplinary conference of AAHVS department. This year, with the overarching theme of "Spaces of Translation," Arpeggio invites scholars and students to explore the relationship between the original and reinterpreted, the authors and translators, and the artists and art historians from diverse regions such as China, France, Mexico, and the United States. Three speakers - Amara Solari (Penn State University Professor, Pre-Columbian and Colonial Latin American Art), Kristel Smentek (MIT Professor, Eighteenth-century European art and Asian-European Cultural Interaction), Dario Robleto (Contemporary artist based in Houston, TX interested in the intersection between art and science) - will give valuable talks and a panel discussion will follow. Arpeggio will take place at 2:00pm on Friday, November 22 in the Collision Space, Smith Warehouse, Bay 10, A266. The event begins at 2:00pm with Dr. Amara Solari's presentation of her paper "The Translatable Sacristy: Maya Blue and the Reception of Triune Theology in 16th C. Yucatan," followed at 2:55pm with Dr. Kristel Smentek's presentation of her paper "China in the Studio in 18th C. France," and concludes at 4:05pm with Dario Robleto's presentation of his paper "Small Crafts on Sisyphean Seas." A panel discussion will start at 5:00pm with a reception to immediately follow. Arpeggio is free and open to the public.
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"Spaces of Translation"

Fri, 2019-11-22 19:00
Smith Warehouse - Bay 10, 2nd Floor
Arpeggio is an annual graduate-student organized interdisciplinary conference of AAHVS department. This year, with the overarching theme of "Spaces of Translation," Arpeggio invites scholars and students to explore the relationship between the original and reinterpreted, the authors and translators, and the artists and art historians from diverse regions such as China, France, Mexico, and the United States. Three speakers - Amara Solari (Penn State University Professor, Pre-Columbian and Colonial Latin American Art), Kristel Smentek (MIT Professor, Eighteenth-century European art and Asian-European Cultural Interaction), Dario Robleto (Contemporary artist based in Houston, TX interested in the intersection between art and science) - will give valuable talks and a panel discussion will follow. Arpeggio will take place at 2:00pm on Friday, November 22 in the Collision Space, Smith Warehouse, Bay 10, A266. The event begins at 2:00pm with Dr. Amara Solari's presentation of her paper "The Translatable Sacristy: Maya Blue and the Reception of Triune Theology in 16th C. Yucatan," followed at 2:55pm with Dr. Kristel Smentek's presentation of her paper "China in the Studio in 18th C. France," and concludes at 4:05pm with Dario Robleto's presentation of his paper "Small Crafts on Sisyphean Seas." A panel discussion will start at 5:00pm with a reception to immediately follow. Arpeggio is free and open to the public.
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Research Reproducibility: Education and Practice

Fri, 2019-11-22 17:00
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

“Reproducibility is important not because it ensures that the results are correct, but rather because it ensures transparency and gives us confidence in understanding exactly what was done.” - Roger Peng (2014), Johns Hopkins University, Professor of Biostatistics. (1)

Enabling reproducible research - as in the ability to reproduce reported results through the re-analysis of the original data and code - is incredibly important but also not a simple thing to accomplish. When more than 70% of researchers have tried and failed to reproduce another scientist’s experiments (and more than half fail to reproduce their own) (2), it is important to teach both new and experienced researchers how to engage in data management practices and use new tools and methods that make their research methods transparent, and results reproducible. The Center for Data and Visualization Sciences has invited a panel of four scholars to discuss how to engage in reproducible research practices, make use of tools to aid in the process, and help educate the next generation of scholars.

Panelists include:

  1. Steven Grambow, Ph.D, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
  2. Angela Zoss, Ph.D, Assessment and Data Visualization Analyst, Duke University Libraries
  3. Robert Schick, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Marine Science and Conservation, Nicholas School for the Environment
  4. Maria Tackett, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of the Practice of Statistical Science

Lunch will be provided

  1. https://simplystatistics.org/2014/06/06/the-real-reason-reproducible-research-is-important/
  2. https://www.nature.com/news/1-500-scientists-lift-the-lid-on-reproducibility-1.19970
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Table Top Role Playing Game Narrative Design

Thu, 2019-11-21 21:00
Other (see event description)
West Campus

This workshop will be in Link Classroom 6, Perkins Library. Participants are encouraged to stay after the workshop for open lab time.


Are you an avid RPG player? Would you like to build compelling story arcs for games like Dungeons and Dragons and Pathfinder? Join like-mind participants and work with an experienced Dungeon Master to get started.

This workshop is part of a series leading into the Global Game Jam (Jan. 31st-Feb.02, 2020, https://globalgamejam.org/2020/jam-sites/duke-university) The GGJ is the world's largest game jam where participants design, iterate, and share games in a whirlwind 48 hours. Registration opens in November so make sure you sign up for the Games and Culture email list for updates by emailing gamesandculture@duke.edu!

Co-sponsored by the Duke Game Lab, the Games and Culture Lab, and Learning Innovation. Please contact Katya Gorecki (kg134@duke.edu) with any questions about the workshop series or the GGJ.

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A Professor's Experience with Peer Evaluation

Thu, 2019-11-21 17:00
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

Professor Robert Duvall (Computer Science) will speak about his experiences organize peer evaluation of group work. As a part of their grades when working in teams, students are expected to rate their own participation in the group, as well as to provide feedback about how their colleagues contributed (or not) to the team. He will share the types of questions he asks students in order to extract meaningful feedback to be used as a basis for improving student team work, and about his attempts to bring some formality to peer grading through online programs and grading guidelines.

Lunch will be provided.

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Assessment and Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Wed, 2019-11-20 17:00
Rubenstein Library 349 (Breedlove Conference Room)
West Campus

Hosted by Trinity College Office of Assessment

Assessment can and should contribute to the scholarship of teaching and learning! Join us for a lunchtime panel session on translating assessment into published scholarship. Topics will include preparing for informed consent and institutional review, accessing and using Trinity College data, and aligning your research methodologies with the assessment priorities of the program.  

Panelists:

  • Bridgette Hard, Associate Professor of the Practice, Psychology and Neuroscience,
  • Marcia Rego, Associate Professor of the Practice, Thompson Writing Program, and
  • Julie Reynolds, Associate Professor of the Practice, Biology. 

Alex Martinez, Associate Director of the Campus IRB, and Kim Manturuk, Associate Director of Research, Evaluation and Development in Duke Learning Innovation will be present to answer questions.  

Lunch will be provided.

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Create Augmented Reality Media with ThingLink

Tue, 2019-11-19 19:00
Bostock 039
West Campus

Duke faculty, students, and staff are invited to learn about the educational application ThingLink, a tool for creating augmented images and videos. ThingLink allows users to tag (standard or 360º) photos and videos with embedded text, videos, images, audio, plus links to more information. The product is a media-rich item that can be shared by URL, inserted into a website, or shared privately. Attend this session to learn how to use ThingLink and get set up with your free account. You are also welcome to attend virtually, simply indicate that preference in your RSVP.

Read more about the pilot.

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Open Studio (ScholarWorks)

Tue, 2019-11-19 18:30
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

Make an appointment or just drop-in during Open Studio hours, to consult with staff of ScholarWorks, A Center for Scholarly Publishing at Duke University Libraries. We can help you to

  • plan and create a digital publication
  • build adience engagement and impact
  • improve discovery and use
  • sustain a digital publication
  • integrate data publishing
  • and other aspects of expanding the potential for your scholarly work

Visit ScholarWorks.duke.edu for more examples of the kinds of questions we can answer as well as for resources you can use now. You can also contact scholarworks@duke.edu with your questions or ideas and we'll put you in contact with the appropriate person to help. 

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