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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…

Posted on June 21, 2016 in News, , , ,


EdTech Spotlight: Clickers, Critical Thinking, and Legal Education

by Derek Bruff, CFT Director. Cross-posted from Derek’s blog, Agile Learning. The other week I blogged about one of the educational technology working groups the Vanderbilt Center for Teaching is hosting this year. That group is exploring the use of digital timelines in teaching. Another group, which I’ll discuss in this post, is looking at…

Posted on February 22, 2016 in Resource, , , ,


In-Class Polling Systems, a Conversation on Digital Pedagogy – October 22nd

Conversations on Digital Pedagogy: In-Class Polling Systems Thursday, October 22, 2015 12:20 to 1:30 p.m. Alumni Hall 201 Register Here When instructors think of educational technology used in the classroom, they tend to think of audio-video equipment like projectors and screens. However, there are other classroom technologies, ones that provide tools for engaging students in…

Posted on October 13, 2015 in Events, , , , ,


Using Peer Instruction to Flip Your Classroom: Highlights from Eric Mazur’s Recent Visit

by CFT Director Derek Bruff On April 4th, during his talk at the School of Medicine, Harvard physics professor Eric Mazur polled an audience of Vanderbilt faculty, staff, and students, asking us how we learned what we need to know for our jobs. Very, very few of us said that we learned those skills from…

Posted on April 15, 2013 in News, , , ,


Eric Mazur on the Flipped Classroom and Peer Instruction, April 4th

by Derek Bruff, CFT Director If you’re interested in improving student learning in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) fields or in large classes of any discipline, you won’t want to miss Harvard physics professor Eric Mazur’s talk in Light Hall at noon on Thursday, April 4th. Mazur’s talk is titled “An Alternative Approach to…

Posted on March 14, 2013 in Events, , , ,


From a Student’s View – Large Classes

This is a guest post by Emily Garcia, Vanderbilt Class of 2014, College of Arts and Sciences. The post is part of our ongoing “From a Student’s View” blog series. We occasionally feature guest posts here on the blog as part of our efforts to cultivate dialogue about teaching and learning among Vanderbilt faculty, students,…

Posted on February 20, 2013 in Events, News, , , ,


CFT Hosts International Scholar Catherine Easton to Study Educational Technology

by Derek Bruff, CFT Director This year the CFT is hosting a visiting scholar, Catherine Easton of Lancaster University in the UK, where she teaches law. Catherine is in the United States as part of the International Scholars Program of the UK’s Higher Education Academy (HEA).  She will explore how classroom response systems (“clickers”) and…

Posted on December 12, 2012 in News, , , ,


Upcoming Event: Using Clickers: A hands-on workshop

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…

Posted on October 15, 2012 in Events, , ,


A Few Examples of Teaching with Clickers

by CFT Director Derek Bruff I’m teaching a statistics course for engineering students in the math department this spring. With 73 students in the course, it’s keeping me busy, but I think it’s important that the CFT director (and assistant directors) are in the classroom here at Vanderbilt. Teaching lets us directly support the teaching…

Posted on February 14, 2012 in News, , ,


Upcoming Event: Teaching with Clickers

Join us for this upcoming Teaching Workshop! Teaching with Clickers Date & Time: February 2, 4:10-5:30 Facilitator: Dan Morrison, Graduate Teaching Fellow Format: Teaching Workshop Audience: Graduate Students and Post-Docs Classroom response systems (“clickers”) are technologies that enable teachers to rapidly collect and analyze student responses to multiple-choice (and sometimes free-response) questions during class.  With…

Posted on January 26, 2012 in Events, ,