Blended and Online Learning Design Fellows
As Vanderbilt has embraced greater online and blended education in 2020-21, many instructors across all ranks have needed support and training in new educational technologies and methods, so that they may teach at their best. The Center for Teaching has been offering the Online Course Design Institute (OCDI) to help with this and will be offering the Institute throughout the Summer of 2020.
As part of this endeavor, the Center for Teaching has relaunched its Blended and Online Learning Design (BOLD) Fellows program for 2020. The new BOLD program provides training, resources, and funding for Vanderbilt faculty so that they can become instructors in the OCDI and thereby support their colleagues in this shift to online and blended education. Each BOLD fellow leads at least one small group of their colleagues in the OCDI’s series of modules, each with activities, assignments, and synchronous meetings designed to enhance their knowledge of related pedagogies and tools. While each group is frequently interdisciplinary, we also encourage BOLD Fellows to form and lead groups of colleagues from their home or cognate departments and schools so as to foster a teaching community that attends to the unique needs and contexts of students and instructors in a discipline or field.
The BOLD Fellows are a vital source of expertise and support for Vanderbilt at a challenging time, graciously contributing their knowledge and care to ensure the continued excellence of Vanderbilt University’s teaching mission.
BOLD Fellow OCDI Cohort Leaders
Silke Schade (German)
Dani Picard (MHS)
Emily Pendergrass (T&L)
Abby Parish (Nursing)
Gayathri Narasimham (CS)
Patrick Murphy (Spanish)
Paul Laibinis (Chem and Bio Engineering)
Divya Chaudhry (Asian Studies)
Jesse Blocher (Owen)
To learn more about how you can become a BOLD Fellow, or if you are interested in developing a disciplinary cohort to attend the OCDI, please contact Joe Bandy at email@example.com.