Home » DDI

Category Archives: DDI

Learn IT @ Lunch Augmented Reality Panel: Followup Resources

Miss last week’s Learn IT @ Lunch session “Augmented Reality in Higher Education? A recording is available online. Note: You may be prompted to update your MS Silverlight Plug-in to view the recording.

Elizabeth Evans (Duke Digital Initiative) introducing our panelists: Sten Swenson (UNC School of Medicine), Jennifer Moss (Assistant Professor Medicine, Duke) and Tom Dominick (Duke Office of Development)


Rick Melges (Medical Education IT) demoing how Oculus is being used to train medical techniques at Duke.

IoT Project Student Showcase

In 2017-18, the Duke Digital Initiative (a collaboration between OIT and Learning Innovation) gave away over 500 SparkFun Inventor’s Kits for Photon Internet of Things (IoT) kits to students on campus to encourage open exploration of IoT technologies and maker approaches to problem solving.

This event will showcase projects of students who created (or tried to create) something with their kits or using other IoT components. Prizes will be given to the best projects. All Duke students are invited to submit a project by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 22 using the showcase submission form.

Tuesday, April 3
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Technology Engagement Center (TEC)

Duke faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend to see the projects and to talk to the students who made them. No registration is required to attend; refreshments and door prizes will be available.

Internet of Things: Useful or Dangerous?

Check out this Duke Research blog post: https://researchblog.duke.edu/index.php/2017/10/24/the-internet-of-things-useful-or-dangerous/.

Come Explore – IoT Open House, Oct. 17

Internet of Things (IoT) Open House

Tuesday, October 17

2:00-4:00 p.m.

Technology Engagement Center (Telecom Bldg.)

No registration required; drop by when you have time.

Light refreshments will be served.

Learn IT @ Lunch – Using 360 Video for Education Followup Resources

Missed this week’s Learn IT @ Lunch session,”Using 360 Video for Education.” Below are the resources that were shared.

Elizabeth Evans (Duke Digital Initiative) introducing our panelists.

Slides: 360 video at Duke Law (PDF)
YouTube Video: Duke Law Crime Scene VR video

Also, remember the IoT Open House on Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. the TEC.

Immerse Yourself in Virtual Reality on the Quad

Read the full article on Virtual Reality at Duke on the Duke Research Blog: https://sites.duke.edu/dukeresearch/2017/06/20/immerse-yourself-in-virtual-reality-on-dukes-edens-quad/

Mark-Everett McGill (OIT) assisting Jared Lazarus (Duke Photography) during a VR Experience.

Gaming and Virtual Reality at Duke: The Bolt

In 2015, Duke opened the Bolt, a physical space where students can go to play games and to explore virtual reality. The Bolt gaming room is managed by Housing, Dining, and Residence Life (HDRL) while the Bolt virtual reality (VR) room is managed by OIT. Both rooms are in Edens Quad on West Campus. (HDRL is kindly allowing us access to the gaming room specifically for this tour. Although the gaming and VR rooms in Edens are primarily for students, now is your chance to see what’s there and–if you want–to try some of the equipment.

Presenter: Mark-Everett McGill (OIT)
Location: The Bolt – Edens 1C (directions), Room 112C
Cost: Free
When: Tuesday, June 13 – 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (Optional hands-on opportunities from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM.)

From 2:00-3:00, you can join a tour of the Edens gaming and VR facilities.

From 3:00-4:00, you will be able to try some of the equipment yourself (optional).

Registration for the hands-on experience is required. Send email to ddi-requests@duke.edu to register for a 10 minute hands-on slot.

 This event is open to all faculty, staff, and students, and is sponsored by the
Duke Digital Initiative (DDI). Light refreshments will be served.

Making Things in 3D: Conference Summary and Discussion

Join David Stein, PepsiCo Education Technology Coordinator at Duke Libraries, for a discussion about the Construct3D conference, an inaugural 3d and digital fabrication conference for educators (to be held May 5-7) .  He will share a few observations and insights from the conference, and then will lead a discussion about 3D printing and digital fabrication and how they might impact teaching and learning at Duke and in the Durham schools.

Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Time: 1:30-2:30PM
Location: Technology Engagement Center (TEC) Conference Room

Light refreshments will be served. No pre-registration is required.

Duke faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend. No experience with 3D printing or digital fabrication will be necessary. We hope attendees will represent a range of academic disciplines and experiences. Bring ideas and questions!

This event is sponsored by the Duke Digital Initiative (DDI), a collaboration between OIT and CIT to explore new and emerging technologies for teaching and learning at Duke.

Learn IT @ Lunch – Internet of Things Followup Resources

Missed last week’s Learn IT @ Lunch session – “Internet of Things – Put a Chip in it!”? See the session slides.  (PDF)

Michel Faber (Duke Innovation Co-Lab) giving an IoT overview.


Sally Hall (Duke Innovation Co-Lab) demonstrating coding uses in IoT.

Brain Surgery May Get a Bit Easier, with Augmented Reality

HoloLens goggles can help surgeons visualize brain regions they can’t see. Read the full story on DukeToday: https://today.duke.edu/2016/10/brain-surgery-may-get-bit-easier-augmented-reality.

Duke Staff member, Jamie Conklin, does virtual brain surgery at a recent Learn IT @ Lunch session on Augmented Reality.