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Just-in-Time Teaching Conference – August 22nd and 23rd

It’s never too late to make a good decision, right?  Although planning fall courses starts long before the start of classes, we recognize that many instructors are still making course design and implementation decisions right up to the wire.  That’s why we’re offering a variety of teaching workshops for Vanderbilt instructors on August 22nd and...... KEEP READING

Posted on Monday, July 18th, 2016 in Events | Tags: No Comments »


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CFT is accepting applications for an Instructional Technologist – Deadline July 17

We’re hiring! The CFT is seeking applicants for an Instructional Technologist position.  This position will support faculty, students, and staff at Vanderbilt to enhance student learning through the use of Vanderbilt’s course management system and other online learning platforms.  The Instructional Technologist will report to the CFT’s Assistant Director for Educational Technology and work collaboratively...... KEEP READING

Posted on Monday, July 11th, 2016 in News | Tags: No Comments »


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Summer Course Management System Pilots

This summer, the Center for Teaching is facilitating pilots of three platforms under consideration for Vanderbilt’s next course management system (CMS). The platforms are Canvas by Instructure, Brightspace by D2L, and Blackboard Ultra by Blackboard. In April, the CFT hosted campus visits and public demos by all three vendors. Given feedback on the demos, the...... KEEP READING

Posted on Monday, July 11th, 2016 in News | Tags: , No Comments »


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Teaching with Digital Timelines

by Derek Bruff, CFT Director This year the Center for Teaching hosted a few educational technology working groups for faculty, staff, and students interested in exploring ways particular technologies might meet their instructional goals. One of the groups investigated the use of digital timeline tools, like Tiki-Toki and TimelineJS, that facilitate the creation of online,...... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 in Resource | Tags: , , , , , No Comments »


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Digital Polling in the Classroom: To BYOD or not to BYOD?

by Jane Hirtle, CFT Graduate Teaching Fellow At the Center for Teaching we’ve been keeping a close eye on the rapidly changing world of classroom response systems. Where once there were few options, professors now have many choices both in terms of what kind of system to use and how to employ it as a...... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 in News | Tags: , , , No Comments »


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CFT is accepting applications for an Instructional Technologist – Deadline June 19

We’re hiring! The CFT is seeking applicants for an Instructional Technologist position.  This position will support faculty, students, and staff at Vanderbilt to enhance student learning through the use of Vanderbilt’s course management system and other online learning platforms.  The Instructional Technologist will report to the CFT’s Assistant Director for Educational Technology and work collaboratively...... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 in News | Tags: No Comments »


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BOLD Fellow Kendra Oliver Presented on Student Blogs at 2016 Experimental Biology Conference

Kendra Oliver, a PhD student in Pharmacology and a CFT BOLD Fellow, presented a poster on her BOLD project at the 2016 Experimental Biology conference in San Diego in April. Her poster, entitled “Probing the use of web-logs (Blogs) to promote student ownership,” presented her research on an online learning module she created through the...... KEEP READING

Posted on Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 in News | Tags: , , , No Comments »


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BOLD Fellow and Mentor Present at the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences & Disorders

BOLD Fellow Hannah Krimm and her faculty mentor, Melanie Schuele, Associate Professor of Hearing & Speech Sciences, presented at the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences & Disorders (CAPCSD) annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas in March. Their talk, entitled “Effect of an online learning module for transcription,” discussed the online learning module they...... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 in News | Tags: , , , No Comments »


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Cultural Heritage at Scale: A Semantic Web Symposium at Vanderbilt

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and Vanderbilt University formed the Committee on Coherence at Scale for Higher Education in 2012 to examine emerging national-scale digital projects. The Committee on Coherence at Scale fosters strategic thinking about how to rigorously manage the transition from analog to digital in higher education. The Jean and...... KEEP READING

Posted on Friday, May 27th, 2016 in Events, News | Tags: No Comments »


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Vanderbilt Graduate Students Present Research on Teaching Tools and Approaches in the Classroom

The BOLD, TAR, VIDL, and SoTL Fellows presented on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 in the Library Community Room in the Central Library. The event included 19 projects, including four short oral presentations and a poster session. Most of the projects investigated how technology could be used to promote student learning in undergraduate classrooms, while others focused...... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, May 26th, 2016 in Events, News | Tags: , , , , , No Comments »


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Multi-disciplinary Panel Discussion on Diversity in STEM

On June 8, 2016 at 2:30 pm CT, there will be an all-star group of Black scholars assembled for a candid conversation on the challenges and the potential solutions to address diversity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).  Directly after the panel discussion, there will be a reception in the lobby of the Wyatt...... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, May 26th, 2016 in Events, News | Tags: , , No Comments »


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Coupling curriculum revision and scholarship in the School of Nursing

We need to have coordinated lectures throughout our curriculum so that students get key concepts early and then build on that solid foundation. We need to avoid undesired redundancy. We need to keep students engaged throughout the three 8-hour days they spend with us in block. We need to quit powerpointing students to death. In...... KEEP READING

Posted on Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 in News | Tags: , , , No Comments »


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Graduate students present investigations of teaching tools and approaches on May 18th

Several programs at Vanderbilt help graduate students address questions of teaching and learning within their discipline. Among these are the BOLD Fellows program, sponsored by the Center for Teaching and CIRTL, which focuses on creating and assessing online instructional approaches for use in a Vanderbilt course; the TAR Fellows program, a flagship CIRTL program; and...... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, April 28th, 2016 in Events, News | Tags: , , , , No Comments »


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Junior Faculty Teaching Fellow Spotlight: Melissa Glassfor

Each month, the CFT Newsletter highlights the work of our Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows. This month, Melissa Glassford, Nursing, talks about her teaching philosophy and interests. I teach in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at the School of Nursing, instructing nurses as they develop the skills and knowledge to become primary care providers for individuals...... KEEP READING

Posted on Friday, April 15th, 2016 in News | Tags: , No Comments »


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Biological Sciences Seminar Series features Biology Education Researcher Kimberly Tanner on April 18th

Dr. Kimberly Tanner, Professor of Biology at San Francisco State University and 2012 national Outstanding University Science Teacher, will give a seminar in the Biological Sciences Department Monday, April 18, 4:10-5:15 in Medical Research Building III, room 1220. Professor Tanner directs the Science Education Partnership and Assessment Laboratory, which facilitates and investigates the impact of scientist-teacher partnerships...... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, April 14th, 2016 in Events | Tags: No Comments »