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Join us for a secure testing Q&A Session all about Proctorio!

Nov. 23, 2020—Do you have questions about using Proctorio, Vanderbilt’s secure testing software? If you plan to give a timed, secure exam using the Brightspace Quiz tool, using Proctorio in Brightspace provides a range of security options. Drop in for a Q&A session at noon on Monday, November 30th or on Tuesday, December 1st. The CFT’s Lead Instructional...

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Updated Teaching Guide on Motivating Students

Nov. 19, 2020—One of our most popular teaching guides on the Center for Teaching website is on motivating students. Thanks to the work of Chelsea Yarborough, former Graduate Teaching Fellow, and Heather Fedesco, Assistant Director, the guide has been updated to reflect three popular student motivation theories and models. You can learn more about the Expectancy-Value-Cost model,...

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Teaching with Games and Simulations in a Pandemic

Nov. 16, 2020—Games and simulations, both digital and analog, can immerse players in other worlds and give them experiences that help them see their own worlds in new ways. During this pandemic year, our world looks and feels very different. How can instructors use games and simulations to help students understand the world we find ourselves in?...

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Learning in Two Time Zones: International Students’ Experiences during Covid-19

Nov. 11, 2020—By: José Luis de Ramón Ruiz and Nazirah Mohd Khairi, Teaching Affiliates, Vanderbilt Center for Teaching During the fall semester of 2020, most students have had to adapt to new models of teaching and learning, with course schedules combining in-person classes––which have looked very different this semester amid safety protocols––and remote classes conducted via Zoom....

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Spring Journal Club: Investigating Student Learning

Nov. 9, 2020—In this journal club we will explore different approaches that college instructors can use to investigate how and what our students are learning. We will discuss research articles that illustrate how a range of methods can be used to understand our teaching and our students’ learning, considering benefits and limitations of the methods for answering...

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Event Focusing on Teaching Issues of Race and Racism

Nov. 2, 2020—As part of the 2020-21 learning community on Teaching and Race, the Center for Teaching is hosting a meeting on the subject of resolving classroom conflicts about race. Discussions about race can be among the most challenging students can have in the classroom due to the issue’s intellectual complexities, political implications, and emotional dimensions, all...

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Instructional Design Consultations through iDesign

Oct. 28, 2020—Vanderbilt University has partnered with the instructional design firm iDesign to make available a number of services to help faculty and other instructors prepare for online and hybrid teaching this fall. iDesign learning specialists are on-hand to assist with your course design and teaching effectiveness questions. If you have a question relating how to best...

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