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‘Conversations on Teaching’

Upcoming Conversation on Teaching: Hybrid courses: Approaches to engage your virtual and F2F students

Jan. 19, 2021—In this Conversation on Teaching, three faculty members will share their successes and challenges in teaching hybrid courses this fall. Jesse Blocher, Assistant Professor, Owen Graduate School of Management Julie Johnson, Professor of the Practice, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Marcy Singer-Gabella, Professor of the Practice, Department of Teaching & Learning They’ll describe...

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Upcoming Conversation on Teaching: Group Work and Student Collaboration Online

Jan. 19, 2021—Student collaboration looks very different in online and socially distanced settings than in our traditional, face-to-face classes. This panel discussion will bring together members of the Vanderbilt teaching community who are using group work or student collaborative projects in their online or hybrid teaching. Panelists will present their group projects, describe the challenges they have...

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Upcoming Conversation on Teaching: Overcoming the ‘busywork’ Dilemma

Jan. 12, 2021—Overcoming the ‘busywork’ Dilemma: Creating Meaningful Asynchronous Activities for Student Engagement The busywork dilemma is where students perceive that assigned learning activities or assessments are not meaningfully contributing to their learning. This can be very frustrating to instructors as they often put a lot of effort and time into the design and implementation of these activities. This...

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Upcoming Conversation on Teaching: Teaching with Chat & Channel Apps

Jan. 7, 2021—Teaching with Chat & Channel Apps With the move to remote and online teaching in 2020, faculty and other instructors experimented with a wide variety of tools to foster and maintain social presence with their students. Some tried using group messaging apps like Slack, Discord, and Teams as a way to connect and communicate with...

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Upcoming Conversations on Teaching

Jan. 5, 2021—Conversations on Teaching focus on emergent teaching and learning issues in an informal, discussion-based format.  These sessions provide members of the Vanderbilt teaching community a chance to share their teaching experiences and learn from each other.     Teaching with Chat & Channel Apps With the move to remote and online teaching in 2020, faculty...

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Conversations on Teaching

Nov. 5, 2020—Conversations on Teaching focus on emergent teaching and learning issues in an informal, discussion-based format.  These sessions provide members of the Vanderbilt teaching community a chance to share their teaching experiences and learn from each other. Video recordings of some past conversations can be found here.   Access and Equity in Online Teaching Are you...

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Upcoming Conversations on Teaching

Oct. 5, 2020—These sessions provide members of the Vanderbilt teaching community a chance to share their teaching experiences and learn from each other in an informal, discussion-based format. Leading Synchronous Online Discussions This semester, many of you may have tried your hand at leading synchronous online discussions for the first time, most likely via Zoom. You may...

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Upcoming Conversations on Teaching

Sep. 3, 2020—These sessions provide members of the Vanderbilt teaching community a chance to share their teaching experiences and learn from each other in an informal, discussion-based format.   Teaching in a Hybrid and Physically Distanced Classroom For some instructors, the classroom looks very different this fall. Some of their students are in the classroom, but masked...

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Conversations on Digital Pedagogy

Mar. 2, 2015—by Derek Bruff, CFT Director Two weeks ago I gave a keynote titled “More Than Just Shiny Objects” at the Research on Teaching and Learning Summit at Kennesaw State University in Georgia. I argued that our use of educational technology should be guided by our knowledge of how learning works. Otherwise, we run the risk...

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Last Week’s “T.W.L.” Conversation on Teaching Writing: “Grading Is Teaching”

Sep. 24, 2013—by Nancy Chick, CFT Assistant Director Scott Juengel (English) talked about “Managing the Paper Load:  Grading Writing Efficiently and Effectively” with approximately 30 faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students on September 18. This lunchtime gathering was the second in the “Teaching. Writing. Learning.” series of conversations on teaching writing. Although he’s been at Vanderbilt...

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