Duke Digital Initiative (DDI). ‘The Duke Digital Initiative (DDI) is a multi-year program of experimentation, development, and implementation of new and emerging technologies to explore their effective use in support of the university’s mission. A growing number of faculty from a variety of departments, programs and schools have explored new technology-assisted approaches to instruction. Faculty and students use portable, personal multimedia technologies and digital course materials contribute to the course experience and to students’ learning.’
iPods at Duke. ‘In collaboration with Apple Computer, Inc., Duke distributed 20GB Apple’s iPod devices to each first-year student in August 2004 to stimulate creative uses of digital technology in academic and campus life. Since then, Duke has continued to incorporate portable digital listening and recording devices to faculty and students that has allowed for innovative instruction and learning beyond the boundaries of the classroom. This year, the DDI is supporting instructors who applied for iPods by providing an iPod and microphone attachment that meets proposed course uses.’
Podcasting. Duke is developing a podcasting tool called DukeCast.
Duke on iTunesU. Duke on iTunesU is a repository for a variety of multimedia materials related to the Duke educational experience.