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An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching – Free Online Course Starts September 28th

Posted by on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 in News.

“An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching” is an open, online course designed to provide future STEM faculty—graduate students and post-docs—with an introduction to effective teaching strategies and the research that supports them. The goal of the eight-week course is to equip the next generation of STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) faculty to be effective teachers, thus improving the learning experience for the thousands of students they will teach.

The free course was developed by staff at the Vanderbilt Center for Teaching (CFT), in collaboration with the CIRTL Network and the Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning. The fall session of the course runs September 28 through November 19.  Those interested in the course can enroll here, and they can find out more about the course on the course website, which features an extensive preview — just click on “Course Content.”

Any Vanderbilt participants in the course are also welcome to join the learning community that the CFT is hosting this fall.  This group will meet once a week at the CFT to go deeper with the course material.  Those interested in the learning community should contact Noah Green,, the CFT post-doc facilitating the group.

This is the second offering of the course. To read about the first offering and about the changes made to the course for this fall, see CFT Director Derek Bruff’s blog post, “Version Two: Revising a MOOC on Undergraduate STEM Teaching.”

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