Our Work

The Duke Online impact is global.

Online technologies allow new ways for Duke faculty to educate individuals worldwide, fulfilling the university’s strategic goal of contributing knowledge in the service of society.

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More than 4 million individuals from virtually every country in the world have signed up for an open‐access online course from Duke. Duke MOOCs have seen significant enrollments from global priority areas:

USA
India
China
Africa
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Our campus & beyond

In an ongoing intiative to drive innovation, Duke faculty are engaged in a range of online education projects, including open online courses that reach thousands of students worldwide, for-credit campus courses that mix online and live classroom sessions, and small classes via video conferencing to bring students from different universities into collaboratively taught courses.

Online Duke has supported dozens of instructors across 30+ departments to develop 77 online courses and projects.

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Our Team

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Cody Dunn

Learning Experience Designer

As a Learning Experience Designer, Cody Dunn helps develop online offerings for Duke Divinity School and other members of the Duke community. A former online learning skeptic, he was drawn into the field through his own experiences as an online student and his work managing training programs for two faith-based nonprofits in New York City. Cody enjoys working collaboratively to create environments that expand access, foster community and facilitate transformational learning. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech and a MA in Organizational Leadership and Learning from the George Washington University.

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Heather Hans

Senior Learning Experience Designer

As a Learning Experience Designer, Heather helps design and implement online courses for academic and professional education. Her main areas of focus are course design, project management, and user experience. Heather has worked in instructional design and technology roles in higher education since receiving her Masters of Library and Information Studies from UNC-Greensboro in 2013. Before that, she worked in journalism for five years as an editor and writer, and she has a BA in Studio Art and Art History from Wake Forest University. She enjoys collecting hobbies, including painting, gardening, kickboxing and baking.

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Michael Hudson

Michael Hudson

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Nicholas Janes

Learning Experience Designer

Nicholas Janes is an Online Course Builder helping to develop, build, and manage Duke University’s massive open online courses (MOOCs). He has a wide rang of interests, including web design, digital video, and web technologies. Working as an OCB helps fulfill many of his interests, as well as his desire for continual learning. He graduated in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of North Dakota. Nicholas was one of the first students at the university to earn his communications degree completely online. He plans to enroll soon in an online master’s in Instructional Technology degree program from either East Carolina University or Florida State University.

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Tara Kramling

Learning Experience Designer

As an online course builder, Tara helps design, develop, and implement online courses for Duke CIT. With over 10 years of teaching experience, 6 of which have been dedicated to teaching online, Tara has extensive knowledge of online course development, programs, and tools that greatly contribute to her ability in building MOOCS or designing programs for Sakai. Building online courses allows Tara to amalgamate two things she is most passionate about: Education and Technology. Tara has a BA in English from California Sate University, Fresno and looks to complete her Masters Degree in Education.

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Megan Lancaster

Learning Experience Designer

As a Learning Experience Designer, Megan designs and implements online courses for several platforms including Coursera, WordPress, and Sakai. Megan has a M.Ed. in Science Education from North Carolina State University, M.S. in Engineering Physics from Appalachian State University, and B.A. in Physics from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has worked in a variety of instructional design and educational technology roles spanning K-College education that include developing engaging K-12 STEM curriculum and designing authentic online learning experiences in higher education.

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Quentin Ruiz-Esparza

Associate Director, Online Duke

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Heather Valli

Learning Experience Designer

Heather Valli is an Online Course Builder, helping to develop and manage online courses in Coursera, Open edX, and Sakai. A former website developer, eLearning administrator, and college instructor, Heather finds online course development an enjoyable way to engage many of her skill sets. Her interests include the environment, global health, transformative media, and English literature. Heather has a BA and and a MA in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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William Williamson

Learning Experience Designer

Willie Williamson helps develop and manage MOOCs. Willie possesses a strong interest in both public health and online learning. While earning a Masters in Public Health (MPH) and an Ed.D. at the University of North Carolina, he was able to indulge both interests by helping to develop one of the first online MPH degree programs offered in the United States.

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Cody Dunn

Learning Experience Designer

As a Learning Experience Designer, Cody Dunn helps develop online offerings for Duke Divinity School and other members of the Duke community. A former online learning skeptic, he was drawn into the field through his own experiences as an online student and his work managing training programs for two faith-based nonprofits in New York City. Cody enjoys working collaboratively to create environments that expand access, foster community and facilitate transformational learning. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech and a MA in Organizational Leadership and Learning from the George Washington University.

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Heather Hans

Senior Learning Experience Designer

As a Learning Experience Designer, Heather helps design and implement online courses for academic and professional education. Her main areas of focus are course design, project management, and user experience. Heather has worked in instructional design and technology roles in higher education since receiving her Masters of Library and Information Studies from UNC-Greensboro in 2013. Before that, she worked in journalism for five years as an editor and writer, and she has a BA in Studio Art and Art History from Wake Forest University. She enjoys collecting hobbies, including painting, gardening, kickboxing and baking.

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Michael Hudson

Michael Hudson

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Nicholas Janes

Learning Experience Designer

Nicholas Janes is an Online Course Builder helping to develop, build, and manage Duke University’s massive open online courses (MOOCs). He has a wide rang of interests, including web design, digital video, and web technologies. Working as an OCB helps fulfill many of his interests, as well as his desire for continual learning. He graduated in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of North Dakota. Nicholas was one of the first students at the university to earn his communications degree completely online. He plans to enroll soon in an online master’s in Instructional Technology degree program from either East Carolina University or Florida State University.

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Tara Kramling

Learning Experience Designer

As an online course builder, Tara helps design, develop, and implement online courses for Duke CIT. With over 10 years of teaching experience, 6 of which have been dedicated to teaching online, Tara has extensive knowledge of online course development, programs, and tools that greatly contribute to her ability in building MOOCS or designing programs for Sakai. Building online courses allows Tara to amalgamate two things she is most passionate about: Education and Technology. Tara has a BA in English from California Sate University, Fresno and looks to complete her Masters Degree in Education.

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Megan Lancaster

Learning Experience Designer

As a Learning Experience Designer, Megan designs and implements online courses for several platforms including Coursera, WordPress, and Sakai. Megan has a M.Ed. in Science Education from North Carolina State University, M.S. in Engineering Physics from Appalachian State University, and B.A. in Physics from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has worked in a variety of instructional design and educational technology roles spanning K-College education that include developing engaging K-12 STEM curriculum and designing authentic online learning experiences in higher education.

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Quentin Ruiz-Esparza

Associate Director, Online Duke

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Heather Valli

Learning Experience Designer

Heather Valli is an Online Course Builder, helping to develop and manage online courses in Coursera, Open edX, and Sakai. A former website developer, eLearning administrator, and college instructor, Heather finds online course development an enjoyable way to engage many of her skill sets. Her interests include the environment, global health, transformative media, and English literature. Heather has a BA and and a MA in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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William Williamson

Learning Experience Designer

Willie Williamson helps develop and manage MOOCs. Willie possesses a strong interest in both public health and online learning. While earning a Masters in Public Health (MPH) and an Ed.D. at the University of North Carolina, he was able to indulge both interests by helping to develop one of the first online MPH degree programs offered in the United States.