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Graduate Students Present Investigations of Teaching Tools and Approaches

May. 14, 2018—Support for students learning real analysis. Tools to foster student collaboration in a fully online setting. Opportunities for students to learn important clinical skills. These are some of the problems that BOLD Fellows are tackling in the projects they presented on April 30. Attendees learned about eleven projects during a poster session describing projects for...

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Apply to be a BOLD Fellow!

Apr. 24, 2018—Want to create innovative online learning experiences? Investigate the impact of the experience on your students’ learning and share the results with colleagues? The BOLD Fellows program helps graduate students from all disciplines design and develop online learning experiences, from building online learning modules to fostering online spaces for their students to interact. Each Fellow...

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How engaging in educational research influenced my teaching

Mar. 5, 2018—by Ryan Bowen, CFT Graduate Assistant When it came to teaching, I used to have intuitive sense about what effective instruction looked like in the classroom. I could walk into a room, deliver a lesson, facilitate an activity, and assess learning in some capacity. If my students met a certain performance standard or quantitative score...

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From the Director

Jan. 12, 2018—Happy New Year! We’re off and running here at the Center for Teaching, with a variety of opportunities for you to refine your teaching skills and experiment with new teaching practices. Looking at the semester ahead, let me draw your attention to a few highlights: On January 29th, the CFT will hold a Celebration of...

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Apply to be a BOLD Fellow!

Nov. 6, 2017—Want to create innovative online learning experiences? Investigate the impact of the experience on your students’ learning and share the results with colleagues?  * The BOLD Fellows program helps graduate students from all disciplines design and develop online learning experiences, from building online learning modules to fostering online spaces for their students to interact. Each...

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Apply to be a BOLD Fellow!

Oct. 11, 2017—Want to create innovative online learning experiences? Investigate the impact of the experience on your students’ learning and share the results with colleagues? The BOLD Fellows program helps graduate students from all disciplines design and develop online learning experiences, from building online learning modules to fostering online spaces for their students to interact. Each Fellow...

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One BOLD-Fellows Journey from Cellular Platelet Biologist to Discovery Science Educator

Jun. 8, 2017—by Kendra Oliver, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Nephrology and Hypertension and former CFT BOLD Fellow Only a few days after my graduation with a Ph.D. in Pharmacology, I had the opportunity to attend the BOLD Fellows annual presentation session. Over the next hour, I heard from Fellows from many different disciplines describe innovating...

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BOLD program instructional materials reach over 2500 Vanderbilt students, 65,000 others

May. 17, 2017—How do you find your way to safety when you’re sailing and the GPS fails? How do you determine whether a child’s babbling indicates that her language is developing as you would expect? What effect does decreased breathing rate have on blood pH, and why? If you’re designing a heat engine and are choosing between...

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BOLD Fellow’s Work Highlighted on American Society for Microbiology Education Blog

Apr. 24, 2017—by Rachel Biel, CFT Undergraduate Intern In this edition of the CFT blog, we want to highlight the work of a past Blended & Online Learning Design (BOLD) Fellow, Noah Green. Noah was a BOLD Fellow during the 2014-2015 academic year, and finished his doctoral studies in biological sciences in May of 2015. He currently...

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BOLD Fellow Kelly Gilmore Presents Poster at American Chemical Society National Meeting

Sep. 12, 2016—Kelly Gilmore, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Chemistry at Vanderbilt, recently presented a poster of her BOLD Fellows project at the 2016 American Chemical Society (ACS) national meeting in Philadelphia, PA, in August. Kelly’s poster, entitled “Establishing a Foundation of Acid-Base Chemistry Using an Interactive Online Module,” presented her research on an online...

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