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Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning Accepting Applications for Graduate Fellowships

March 31, 2015 — The Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning (VIDL) invites applications for a total of four graduate student fellowships for the 2015-2016 academic year. Stipends will be approximately $5,500 per academic year (this is intended to reflect a roughly 5-hour commitment weekly)....... KEEP READING »

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Author Jeffrey Selingo on the Future of Higher Education – April 7th, 4pm

March 30, 2015 — by Derek Bruff, CFT Director Author and columnist Jeffrey Selingo will present the inaugural Schmidt Family Educational Technology Lecture on Tuesday, April 7th. Selingo’s lecture, “College (Un)Bound: The Future of Higher Education,” will be in Jacobs Believed In Me Auditorium,...... KEEP READING »

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Thinking STEM, Teaching STEM: A Blog Series

March 19, 2015 — By Vivian Finch, CFT Graduate Teaching Fellow The CFT is in the ninth week of “Thinking STEM, Teaching STEM,” a blog series that spotlights some of the videos produced at Vanderbilt for the CIRTL MOOC course, “An Introduction to Evidence-Based...... KEEP READING »

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CFT Assistant Directors Publish Study on Graduate Student SoTL Programs

March 19, 2015 — Assistant Directors Nancy Chick and Cynthia Brame have just published their findings from a study of Vanderbilt graduate students’ research and experiences in the CFT’s programs in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). “An Investigation of the Products and...... KEEP READING »

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Upcoming Conversations on Digital Pedagogy

March 18, 2015 — Interest in seeing what effective educational technology use looks like in practice is fueling a new series of conversations on teaching sponsored by the CFT and the Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning (VIDL). Conversations on Digital Pedagogy, will feature Vanderbilt...... KEEP READING »

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From the Stacks…

March 16, 2015 — Teaching What You Don’t Know By Therese Huston Faculty often have to teach courses in areas they don’t know very well. The challenges are even greater when students don’t share your cultural background, lifestyle or assumption about how to operate...... KEEP READING »

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Thinking STEM, Teaching STEM: A Blog Series

March 12, 2015 — By Vivian Finch, CFT Graduate Teaching Fellow The CFT is now in the eighth week of the weekly blog series, “Thinking STEM, Teaching STEM,” as a way to spotlight some of the videos produced at Vanderbilt for the CIRTL MOOC...... KEEP READING »

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Symposium on Teaching, Difference, and Power Scheduled for April 21st

March 12, 2015 — Among the greatest challenges facing higher education in the US is the difficulty of creating diverse and democratic campus cultures and confronting, rather than replicating, an array of social inequalities. The Center for Teaching selected “Teaching, Difference, and Power” as...... KEEP READING »

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Creating Active Learning Environments at the Next Gen #LearningSpaces Conference

March 9, 2015 — by Derek Bruff, CFT Director A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to design and facilitate a workshop for the Next Generation Learning Spaces conference here in Nashville. Faculty, staff, and administrators attended the three-day conference to explore...... KEEP READING »

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CIRTL Network Development Opportunities

March 6, 2015 — The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) is an NSF Center for Learning and Teaching in higher education. CIRTL has opened registration for upcoming course opportunities. These are free, online events for grad students and post-docs...... KEEP READING »

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Thinking STEM, Teaching STEM: A Blog Series

March 5, 2015 — By Vivian Finch, CFT Graduate Teaching Fellow The CFT is now in the seventh week of the weekly blog series, “Thinking STEM, Teaching STEM,” as a way to spotlight some of the videos produced at Vanderbilt for the CIRTL MOOC...... KEEP READING »

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Conversations on Digital Pedagogy

March 2, 2015 — by Derek Bruff, CFT Director Two weeks ago I gave a keynote titled “More Than Just Shiny Objects” at the Research on Teaching and Learning Summit at Kennesaw State University in Georgia. I argued that our use of educational technology...... KEEP READING »

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