Tools Made By Professor Davidson

Grading Contract

Peer Grading Sheet

Peer Badging Exercise

Other Tools Used in #DukeSurprise

WordPress (–for class-specific (access limited only to our class) assigned materials, blogs, resources, multimedia archiving, wikis, rating systems.  This is also where students will post both their full class projects (compiled without regard to IP issues) as well as their final public posts (compliant with pertinent laws and rules surrounding IP, IRB, privacy, COPPA, and any other relevant laws about Internet publication)

Google Sites (–to throw up quick websites for the public

Tumblr (–for public access of papers, articles, videos, url’s, and annotated bibliography for the general public, to accompany our MOOC

eRubric–a customizable grading and feedback tool where students, together, can set the criteria for what counts as a high-quality product, and (possibly) use the eRubric to evaluate every stage of the collaboration as well as final projects

Twitter ( & Storify (–  #Dukesurprise

Google Docs (–for shared course notes, collaborative writing

MAC Video Editing Suite–available for use in the Smith Warehouse Franklin Humanities Institute

Mozilla Popcorn–Video web editing; see this TED talk by Ryan Merkley on Popcorn (; and here’s a TED talk by Prof Beau Lotto on “Science as Play” annotated with Popcorn  (

Screen Flow—animated slides.    Video editing program. (CIT train TA’s in Screen Flow and TA’s can train students).

Qualtrics (—Duke Survey Tool

Duke Style Sheet (

MOOC Interface Design Links

MOOC Examples
(Nota Bene: This is just a small collection of the most well-known MOOCs currently considered successful/popular in the US. There are certainly others and certainly too many other more less-Massive online learning environments for e-learners)

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