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Digital Learning Graduate Fellowship Opportunity

Posted by on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 in News.

The Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning (VIDL) invites applications for graduate student fellowships for the 2014-2015 academic year. VIDL expects to award four graduate fellowships, each carrying a stipend of $5,500 per academic year for approximately five hours of work per week during the year. Applications are due April 24th. Details below.

VIDL has several missions, to include (a) exploring and supporting the use of online and other digital learning technologies to enhance the on-campus learning experience; (b) supporting and tracking campus research on learning with digital technologies, in areas such as educational data mining and human-computer interactions; and (c) supporting the production of educational content by our faculty and students, to include flagship projects, such as COURSERA online courses.

Graduate Fellows of VIDL will first and foremost advance scholarship in digital learning. Examples of possible projects include data mining of online student behavior; studies of student motivation with online environments; tracking organizational changes at Vanderbilt as a result of the Institute itself; researching a history of selected digital learning technologies such as mobile devices, and investigating societal implications of the technology; preparing, posting, and evaluating original educational online material on a selected topic, and placing it in the web of existing material in that area; characterizing and researching worst-case analyses of peer assessment strategies, rather than (simply) average-case analyses. Grad fellows will also learn about the many aspects of creating and evaluating digital learning content.

Expectations: VIDL Graduate Fellows will document their workflows and other activities for the benefit of others — on blogs and as documents and multimedia posted the VIDL Web site, Youtube, and elsewhere. We require a weekly commitment to work on the project; meet with VIDL staff; provide progress updates; and contribute to scholarship through public presentations, conferences, journals, or other venues.


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