Leveraging Usability Research, Scholarship, and Open Source for Better Online Learning Conversations

Thursday, October 28 | 2:15PM–3:00PM ET
Viewing Location: Online
Session Type: Poster Session
Delivery Format: Poster
In a world where ed tech vendors abruptly changed their pricing and instructors faced the consequences, a brave group of educational technologists fought back through the magic of user-informed design and open source! To address an unexpected hole in its teaching technology portfolio, Duke University quickly created a cutting-edge online discussion platform that facilitates compelling 21st-century learning conversations. How? By leveraging its commitment to learning innovation, dedication to open source software, deep engagement with the Duke community, expertise in user-informed design, and strong partnership with a trusted education technology vendor. Join us at a highly interactive session in which you’ll test out this new platform, learn how to conduct in-depth user research at your own institution, and contribute your own insights toward the platform’s further development in 2022.


  • Michael Greene

    Associate Director, Learning Technology Services a, Duke University
  • Hannah Rogers

    Learning Experience Designer, Duke University
  • Heather Valli

    Learning Experience Designer, Duke University