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Episode 7 – Teaching in a Digital Age

Posted by on Monday, June 30, 2008 in Podcast.

Patricia ArmstrongMatt HallJay Clayton

In this episode, we’re changing up our format a little. Instead of featuring an interview with a single faculty member, this episode features audio recorded during a February 2008 lunch discussion co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching and the former Vanderbilt Center for Ethics. The discussion was part of our joint Technology, Values, and Teaching series and was titled “Teaching in a Digital Age: How Should Technologies Shape Our Learning Space and Pedagogical Practices?” This double-size episode presents the opening remarks made by the three panelists at that discussion:

  • Patricia Armstrong, assistant director at the Center for Teaching and senior lecturer in the Department of French and Italian;
  • Matt Hall, assistant vice chancellor for Information Technology Services; and
  • Jay Clayton, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor and Chair, Department of English.

All three panelists spoke about their experiences integrating technology into their teaching, Patricia in the context of the French language and literature courses she teaches, and Matt and Jay in the context of a rather unique first-year writing seminar they co-taught in the fall of 2007. The seminar was titled “Worlds of Wordcraft,” and it examined the role of narrative in computer games and other new media.

Episode 7 – Teaching in a Digital Age

[MP3, 41 min 20 sec]

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Please take a minute or two to leave a comment here and share your thoughts on teaching with technology. We’re interested in hearing what you have to say. Vanderbilt instructors are also welcome to call the Center for Teaching at 615-322-7290 to arrange a meeting with a CFT teaching consultant to discuss technology or any other aspect of their teaching.

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