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Effective educational videos

by Cynthia J. Brame, Ph.D. Video has become an important part of higher education. It is integrated as part of traditional courses, serves as a cornerstone of many blended courses, and is often the main information delivery mechanism in MOOCs. Several meta-analyses have shown that technology can enhance learning (e.g., Schmid et al., 2014), and…

Posted by cbrame on August 17, 2015 in , , , , , , , , , ,


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TAing to Thousands: A Graduate Student MOOC Panel

What is it like to serve as a teaching assistant in a course with thousands of students? On February 24, 2014, the Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning, Center for Teaching, Graduate School, and Jean & Alexander Heard Library co-sponsored a panel of graduate students (and one undergraduate student) who have served as Teaching Assistants for…

Posted by Rhett McDaniel on March 19, 2014 in Events, News, , , ,


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Using Peer Instruction to Flip Your Classroom: Highlights from Eric Mazur’s Recent Visit

by CFT Director Derek Bruff On April 4th, during his talk at the School of Medicine, Harvard physics professor Eric Mazur polled an audience of Vanderbilt faculty, staff, and students, asking us how we learned what we need to know for our jobs. Very, very few of us said that we learned those skills from…

Posted by Derek Bruff on April 15, 2013 in News, , , ,


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Strategies for Grading Workshop: Additional Resources

CFT Graduate Teaching Fellow, Beth Koontz, offers additional resources on grading and assessing student work. The CFT recently hosted a teaching workshop on Effective and Efficient Grading focusing on the purposes of grading and how to grade in ways that help students learn more deeply and save time for the instructor. This post provides some…

Posted by GTF on September 13, 2012 in Events, News, , , , ,


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Episode 30 – Student Learning on Display: Spinach-Powered Solar Cells

In an effort to better understand student learning, particularly deep learning, as it occurs at Vanderbilt, the CFT is producing a special series of podcasts highlighting student projects across a variety of disciplines. In this episode we join CFT Director Derek Bruff as he reports on-location from the floor of the poster session at the…

Posted by Rhett McDaniel on May 4, 2012 in News, Podcast, , , , ,


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Teaching Outside the Classroom – Part Two

by John Morrell Graduate Teaching Fellow, CFT On April 5, 2011, the Center for Teaching hosted a “Conversation on Teaching” on the topic of “Teaching Outside the Classroom.” This is the second installment of a two-part blog post covering the observations made by two panelists – Steve Baskauf from Biology and David Furbish from Earth…

Posted by Rhett McDaniel on May 4, 2011 in Events, News, , , , ,


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Teaching Outside the Classroom – Part One

by John Morrell Graduate Teaching Fellow, CFT On April 5, 2011, the Center for Teaching hosted a “Conversation on Teaching” on the topic of “Teaching Outside the Classroom.”  This is the first installment of a two-part blog post covering the observations made by two panelists – Steve Baskauf from Biology and David Furbish from Earth…

Posted by Rhett McDaniel on April 29, 2011 in Events, News, , , , ,


Student Engagement Techniques

Student Engagement Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty

Student Engagement Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty by Elizabeth F. Barkley (Jossey-Bass, 2010) From the publisher… Keeping students involved, motivated, and actively learning is challenging educators across the country,yet good advice on how to accomplish this has not been readily available. Student Engagement Techniques is a comprehensive resource that offers college teachers a dynamic…

Posted by Derek Bruff on October 21, 2010 in Library, ,