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Upcoming Blackboard Support Offerings

Sep. 14, 2015—September holds several opportunities to learn more about Blackboard. Drop-in hours will held weekly. Find the schedule on the Blackboard support site or the CFT website. We will also be conducting workshops about specific tools and features on Blackboard. Language teachers will be happy to hear that in the first two weeks of September, Blackboard...

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From the Director: Teaching, Difference, and Power Symposium in Review

May. 11, 2015—By Derek Bruff, CFT Director On April 21st, the Center for Teaching held a symposium as the final event in our “Teaching, Difference, and Power” theme year.  The CFT selected this theme for 2014-15 as a way to explore the challenges all educators face in negotiating difference and power in their classrooms.  When we selected...

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Upcoming Conversations on Digital Pedagogy

Mar. 18, 2015—Interest in seeing what effective educational technology use looks like in practice is fueling a new series of conversations on teaching sponsored by the CFT and the Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning (VIDL). Conversations on Digital Pedagogy, will feature Vanderbilt instructors describing and reflecting on the ways they use educational technologies to enhance student learning....

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Symposium on Teaching, Difference, and Power Scheduled for April 21st

Mar. 12, 2015—Among the greatest challenges facing higher education in the US is the difficulty of creating diverse and democratic campus cultures and confronting, rather than replicating, an array of social inequalities. The Center for Teaching selected “Teaching, Difference, and Power” as its annual theme to understand the challenges educators face in negotiating difference and power in...

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Mark your calendar & spread the word about upcoming August orientations

Jul. 2, 2013—Teaching at Vanderbilt (TaV) , an orientation for junior and senior faculty new to Vanderbilt, will be held from 2 to 4:45 p.m. on Thursday, August 15th, 2013, in Buttrick 102. Those interested in attending should RSVP by August 8th by Registering Online or by calling the Center for Teaching at (615) 322-7290.  CFT staff will be available for...

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CFT Host the Celebration of Teaching on Friday, May 3rd

Apr. 3, 2013—The Center for Teaching and the Graduate School will honor the achievements of the Vanderbilt teaching community at the annual Celebration of Teaching on May 3, 2013 from 10:00am to 4:00pm in The Commons.  The event is open to Vanderbilt faculty, staff, and students. We hope that you will join us in celebrating the year...

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Upcoming Event: A Conversation on Teaching Large Classes

Feb. 19, 2013—Join us for this upcoming Conversation on Teaching! A Conversation on Teaching Large Classes Teaching large classes can pose particular challenges. How do you personalize interaction in a class with more than 100—or even more than 200—students? How do you promote student engagement when it’s so easy for a student to hide in the crowd?...

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Upcoming Event: Teaching to Thousands: A Conversation about Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

Feb. 14, 2013—Join us for this upcoming Conversation on Teaching! Teaching to Thousands: A Conversation about Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)   Last September, Vanderbilt announced a partnership with Coursera, an online platform for open-access, non-credit classes, available at no cost to participants.  Such courses have been dubbed “MOOCs,” or massive open online courses, and Vanderbilt faculty...

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Upcoming Event: How to Wiki

Oct. 29, 2012—Join us for this upcoming Teaching Workshop! How to Wiki  Date & Time: Tuesday, November 6 4:10-5:30pm As digital collaboration becomes more commonplace in Vanderbilt courses, you may want to think about adding a wiki to help support your course activities. Wikis are simple Web pages that allow multiple people edit and update documents without having to...

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Upcoming Event: Using Clickers: A hands-on workshop

Oct. 15, 2012—Join us for this upcoming Teaching Workshop! Using Clickers: A hands-on workshop  Date & Time: Monday, October 22 4:10-5:30pm Clickers, also known as classroom response systems, allow students to provide instructors with instant feedback and quick responses to questions. Clickers support instructional goals through a variety of uses including real-time assessment of understanding, paired or group...

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