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Upcoming Faculty Teaching Visit with Doug Fisher on October 17th

Posted by on Thursday, October 10, 2013 in Events, News.

The Teaching Visits program is an important way by which the CFT promotes collaborative inquiry and reflection. Specifically, the Teaching Visits program provides case-based opportunities for Vanderbilt teachers to consider choices they have when constructing their classes.

A small group of visitors observes a host’s class on a selected day and then engages in an hour of conversation about the instructor’s strategies.They are great opportunities for Vanderbilt teachers to observe directly and then discuss various forms of teaching across the disciplines, building collegiality and expertise around inquiries into teaching and learning.

Doug Fisher

Associate Professor of Computer Science and Computer Engineering and Director, Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning

CS 260: Artificial Intelligence

Doug Fisher takes an innovative approach to introducing students to artificial intelligence, adapting the “flipped classroom” model to suit the needs of his class. Before class, Doug has students watch his own taped lectures as well as video lectures by other instructors (e.g., of MOOCs), quizzes them on this material, and then uses class time to solve problems, work on projects, and do other forms of active learning.  Last semester Doug started moving to an asynchronous class model, where some plenary class meetings were replaced by small, student-directed group meetings at times selected based on student preferences; Doug is continuing this practice in Fall. Doug is also having students read the online textbook using the social annotation tool NB, sharing their comments, confusions, and clarifications with each other and with Doug in the margins of the text online.  This teaching visit will provide an opportunity to discuss the promise and challenges of non-traditional approaches to the classroom.

Date: Thursday, October 17th
Class Time: 3:00 – 4:15pm
Location: Featheringhill 138
Facilitator: Cynthia Brame
Discussion Location: Featheringhill 138

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