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Turn your Research into Digital Stories

Miss today’s Adobe Digital Storytelling Event?  Adobe will be back on Tuesday, April 5 to run 2 more “Turn your Research into Digital Stories” sessions (morning: 9:30-11:30 a.m. or afternoon: 1:00-3:00 p.m.).  Register online for the session that best suits your schedule while seats are still available!

Steve Adler, Senior Solutions Consultant (Adobe), sharing some cool examples!

Virtual Reality in Education session to be held Oct. 1

What happens when you introduce virtual reality (VR) into schools? Mike McArdle, co-founder of The Virtual Reality Learning Experience, will describe VRLE’s experiences over the last year and a half as they have taken VR into local schools to help students understand the scale of outer space. As part of the process, VRLE has developed a better understanding of how kids, teachers, and administrators react to VR and what other kinds of content might be useful. During the second half of this event, we’ll have an open discussion about how the lessons VRLE has learned can be applied in higher education as we continue to examine the potential for VR in teaching and learning at Duke.

Date: Thursday, October 1
Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Location: Sociology Psychology 128 (map)

No registration required. This event is open to all. See the Duke Events Calendar for complete details.

For questions, email Elizabeth Evans e.a.evans@duke.edu.

Virtual Reality Panel: Followup resources

Missed yesterday’s panel discussion “Teaching & Learning with Virtual Reality: Learn About It & Experience It!”?   Watch the recording online.  Note: You may be prompted to update your MS Silverlight Plug-in to be able to view the recording.

Panelists leading a discussion about Virtual Reality in Higher Education.


Mark McGill (OIT) and Gary Kapral, Ph.D. (Chemistry) demonstrating the Oculus Rift and other VR technologies.


David Zielinski touring participants at the DiVE.

CIT spring 2015 teaching and learning seminars

The Duke Center for Instructional Technology (CIT) contributes to Duke’s academic excellence by helping instructors explore and evaluate innovative ways to use technology and new pedagogies to meet their teaching goals.  Instructors can go to their website: http://cit.duke.edu/events/  to learn about upcoming teaching and learning seminars and office hours, consulting opportunities. Some highlighted events below.

CIT Teaching and Learning Seminars

CIT Teaching and Learning Discussion Groups

Box: Collaboration at Duke Gets a Facelift

Collaboration across campus for students, courses, and staff just got easier.  Read how in this recent blog post by Elise Mueller, Consultant from Duke’s Center for Instructional Technology.


Submit a proposal and register for annual CIT Instructional Technology Showcase

Have a project or teaching ideas you want to share with faculty colleagues?  The Center for Instructional Technology (CIT) is accepting proposals for presentations for the 13th annual Instructional Technology Showcase to be held on Monday, October 13, 2014 at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club.

The CIT Showcase is a free one-day conference which celebrates creativity and innovation in using technology in education at Duke with presentations and demonstrations by Duke faculty and staff.

To submit a proposal and/or register for this event, visit the CIT Showcase 2014 website.

CIT May Workshops: Register Now

Join Duke’s Center for Instructional Technology for their annual series of May Workshops to get teaching ideas and learn about new technologies to use in the classroom.  For more information, go here: http://cit.duke.edu/blog/2013/04/cit-may-2013-workshops/

OIT Training at CIT Showcase

OIT Training staff were on site at today’s Center for Instructional Technology (CIT) Showcase manning a table and talking to faculty about the OIT Training program.  It was a great opportunity to talk about the services we provide including: OnDemand Training, WordPress,  how to access the lynda.com online training library and more… Information about OIT Training is available online at: http://oit.duke.edu/training/.


Patrick Royal, Christine Vucinich & Ryan Lipes man an OIT Training Table at the CIT Showcase.

Sakai and WordPress and SharePoint, oh my! – Learn IT @ Lunch Recording

Presenters - Samantha Earp, Paolo Mangiafico & Shawn Miller discussing the collaborative tools available at Duke.

Missed yesterday’s Learn IT @ Lunch Session “Sakai and WordPress and SharePoint, oh my!”?  Watch it online.  Note: You may be prompted to update your MS Silverlight Plug-in.