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Duke students, faculty and staff can now get free courses on using Google Cloud Platform (GCP) through the Coursera for Duke online learning program. The courses were created by Google, and teach learners the fundamentals of using Google’s cloud computing suite for big data analytics, machine learning, application development, Cloud Infrastructure and more. Read the full story here: https://learninginnovation.duke.edu/blog/2018/07/learn-google-cloud-computing-with-free-courses-for-duke-students-and-staff/
For details, visit: https://oit.duke.edu/about/news/sakai-upgrade-may-12.
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.
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.
Duke Learning Technology Workshop | June 12 – 13
Miss today’s Learn IT @ Lunch session – “3 Easy Ways to Try Online Teaching”?Watch the recording online. Note: You may be prompted to update your MS Silverlight Plug-in to view the recording.
- 3 Ways to Teach Using Online Techniques (session examples)
- Opportunities to get involved with online teaching at Duke: https://online.duke.edu/teach-online/
- Examples of video styles for online teaching: https://online.duke.edu/teach-online/video-examples/
Sakai will be upgraded on Tuesday, August 16. On August 16, this service will be unavailable from midnight to 5 p.m. EDT. All existing sites and their content will be retained.
The new version includes a mobile friendly design, brand new gradebook, revamped Lessons and Tests & Quizzes tools, and more.
Questions should be directed to the Duke Sakai Team firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stephanie Evergreen will be visiting Duke on the morning of Monday, May 16 to teach a half-day visualization workshop. This workshop will be co-sponsored by the Center for Instructional Technology (CIT) and the Duke Digital Initiative (DDI) and will be targeted to teaching faculty (at Duke) who are considering incorporating visualizations into courses.
The workshop will cover basic visualization design techniques. It will not presume any pre-existing knowledge of visualization, and faculty do not need to have concrete ideas for how to use visualization in their courses in order to attend. For a few ideas on how visualizations might be incorporated into courses, see the visualization section of the recent DDI Call for Proposals.
Faculty Workshop on Visualization Design
Monday, May 16
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (lunch will be served)
The Edge Workshop Room (Bostock Library)
The instruction portion of the workshop will last from 9:00 a.m. to noon. At noon, attendees will participate in a Duke-specific discussion on the challenges of incorporating visualization into courses. Lunch will be served. Attendance at the lunch discussion is expected for all workshop attendees.
Application form: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_723hCa3xNIdf6zX
Duke’s Center for Instructional Technology (CIT) is offering several demo workshops about what’s new in Sakai 11. Sakai 11 has a new mobile-friendly user interface, and enhancements to many tools such as the Gradebook, Lessons, and Tests & Quizzes. Sign up to learn more – https://cit.duke.edu/events/list-view/.