12:55 PM

Bringing Archives into the Classroom & Making Access Open (two sessions)

Digitized Primary Sources: Bringing Archives into the Classroom

Jill Katte will present an overview of Duke Libraries’ Digital Collections Program and highlight two Duke faculty members’ creative uses of digitized primary sources in the classroom.

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Making Access Open: OJS, Open Access Journals & You

How can the Libraries support faculty who want to create their own open access journals? Librarian Winston Atkins will use his investigation of Open Journal Systems, an online journal management system, to begin a discussion of the services faculty need and the features you want want when publishing your own journal.

[CourseCast recording]

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The “Wired!” Teaching Project

Caroline Bruzelius, Sheila Dillon and Mark Olson
Art, Art History and Visual Studies

The “Wired!” course is a collaborative teaching program that tests the use of new visualization technologies for historical materials, especially in art, architecture, urbanism, and archaeology.

Using Blogs to Make Texts Public

Christine Erlien, Thompson Writing Program

One of our initiatives in the Thompson Writing Program is to “make texts public.” We are working on doing that in a variety of ways, but one that speaks specifically to the use of instructional technology has been the participation of several of our faculty members in the WordPress pilot program. I think it would be valuable to share how writing instructors in a range of disciplines are using blogging software in their courses.

[CourseCast recording] or YouTube video (below)

Video Capture Development for Aid in Understanding Problem Solving in General and Organic Chemistry

Christopher Roy, Chemistry

Using new technology, the Livescribe Pulse Pen, we have developed a series of video captures with voice over that diagrams the steps involved in solving chemistry problems and helps students to see and hear how a wide variety of chemistry problems are solved. This technology can easily be applied to a variety of disciplines, such as mathematics, physics, etc.

Siegfried the Dragonslayer: The Siegfried Myth in German History and Culture

Ann Marie Rasmussen, Germanic Languages and Literature and students Joseph Catapano, Kathryn Crowell, Caitlin Gorback, and Jenna Hayes

Undergraduates from a German-language literature course will present (1) their work with the Simile time-line software and (2) their final project, the web-based design of a ten-day trip for Duke alumni to European sites related to the course theme: “Legends of the hero, Siegfried.” Students will describe the value of the time-line and web-design assignments for their learning in the course, as well as describe some lessons they learned from their work.

Creative Uses of VoiceThread In and Out of the Language Classroom

Edie Allen

Edith Allen, English for International Students; Mbaye Lo and Dan Wang, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Many teachers in the language classroom are using VoiceThread instead of traditional tools to offer oral language practice; to increase student, peer, and instructor interaction; and to promote multiple forms of assessment. Are these classroom objectives achieved effectively using VoiceThread? We will consider the pros and cons of VoiceThread by evaluating several of our classroom assignments, such as interviews, oral presentations, self portraits, and video journals, in terms of practice value, interaction value, and assessment value.

ePortfolios for Measuring Student Learning Outcomes

Kristen Stephens, Program in Education and Todd Maberry, Divinity School

Stephens and Maberry will present the Chalk and Wire Assessment Management system and show how it is being used by their respective programs. The discussion will
include an overview of how Chalk and Wire can be used to build and manage student ePortfolios as well as how the system can support the program data reporting requirements of accrediting bodies.

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