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Join Duke’s Center for Instructional Technology (CIT) this fall for NextEd Festival, a series of events celebrating learning at Duke! NextEd aims to bring the Duke community together for conversation and collaboration around innovative ways to make the Duke educational experience more engaging, transformative, and equitable.

Join a community of learners, teachers, and thinkersNextEd Festival features 30+ events starting in October, including:

  • talks by leading thinkers in the field of higher education innovation
  • hands-on workshops
  • engaging learning experiences
  • technology demos
  • startup events

These events are designed to engage anyone committed to advancing learning at Duke: students and faculty, advisors and mentors, inventors and researchers, developers and designers. See the list of events and learn more.

Miss today’s Learn IT @ Lunch session – “Getting the Most out of WebEx (and Saving Money)”? Watch the session recording online. Note: You may be prompted to update your MS Silverlight Plug-in to view the recording. Also, session slides (PDF) are available.

To get started with WebEx at Duke, visit: https://webex.duke.edu.

Additional Training Materials:

WebEx Meeting Overview (PDF)

Saving Money with WebEx (PDF)

WebEx Collaboration Meeting Rooms (PDF)

Also, to test WebEx on your device in advance of a meeting, go here: https://www.webex.com/test-meeting.html

Our presenter Chuck Rodgers (Duke Clinical Education) with Linwood Dillard (DHTS) who assisted with Q&A.

Chuck Rodgers talking about Good WebEx Etiquette.

Read this DukeToday article featuring Randy Riddle from Duke’s Center for Instructional Technology: https://today.duke.edu/2017/08/qa-how-technology-has-changed-teaching-duke.

Calling all women in CS/ECE: While the school year has just started, it’s not too early to be thinking about next summer.  If you’d like to have a summer internship in Silicon Valley or Raleigh/Durham, shared housing with other Duke students, networking opportunities at top tech companies, 1×1 mentoring with industry leaders, and dedicated career support and guidance throughout the year, apply to the Duke Technology Scholars Program (DTech). DTech not only provides all of these benefits, but also involves an unparalleled opportunity to engage in a strong community of other Duke women in CS/ Engineering – both current students and alumni.

The online application form is available at dtech.duke.edu/how-to-apply. Applications will be accepted until December, but some companies are already beginning to fill their internship spots, so it’s best to apply as soon as possible.  If you’d like more information, please visit the DTech website or contact Monica Jenkins (monica.jenkins1@duke.edu) or any of the 34 Duke students who participated in DTech this past summer.  Also, here is a link to a recent article about DTech:  http://bit.ly/2tMmbjJ.

The latest installment of the Duke Research Computing video series, Minute Marvel, is out!


If you ever wondered about virtual computing, get a brief explanation with Charley Kneifel, and see some fancy video editing by our own Academic Media Services. The entire Minute Marvel series can be viewed on OIT’s Youtube page. Or you can watch them at rc.duke.edu.

The Innovation Co-Lab provides workshops in a variety of formats on practical technology topics including web development, mobile development, hardware prototyping, research computing, and using the Studio equipment.

The Fall 2017 schedule & registration:

Also, weekly drop-in Studio Sessions offer popular topics. Go to https://colab.duke.edu/roots for information, updates.

Interested in learning ArcGIS, Stata, R, Designing Infographics, Easy Charts & Maps with Tableau and more…Check out the Fall 2017 Data and Visualization Workshop Series. For questions, email askdata@duke.edu.

Take a look at the Courses Site Map:  https://www.lynda.com/sitemap/courses.

Duke students, faculty and staff can access the entire lynda.com online training library anytime, anywhere – 24/7 and 365 days a year through our lyndaCampus site license. For details and to connect, go to: http://training.oit.duke.edu/lynda/

OIT hosted its first Duke staff TechFair on Wednesday, July 26 at the Technology Engagement Center. The event was a pilot to gauge end-user engagement interest and showcase TEC. Tables included: Security, 3D printing, virtual reality, Office365, WebEx, Box, IT Training, Law School, MyTours, Software, DukeMobile, Duke Digital Initiative, Duke Web Services, & DukeFlyer.

Haven’t been to the TEC yet? Stop by and check it out!

OIT hosted student fellows from Durham’s Rewriting the Code Program http://rewritingthecode.org  at Duke’s Technology Engagement Center this week. The event included a tour of the space, demoing VR equipment and a panel discussion around the topic of women in technology. Kudos to everyone involved!

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