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Catch up on Season Three of the Leading Lines Podcast

In the two latest episodes of the Leading Lines podcast we speak with Eric Schmalz, Citizen History Community Manager at the U.S. Holocaust Museum and Humberto Garcia, associate professor of English at the University of California at Merced. Schmalz works with the Holocaust Museum’s History Unfolded project. The museum calls the project a “citizen history” project,…

Posted on September 18, 2017 in News, , ,


Teaching with Blogs: A Leading Lines Interview with Humberto Garcia

by Derek Bruff, CFT Director I’m happy to announce the start of Season 3 of Leading Lines, a podcast on educational technology co-produced by the Center for Teaching. Our new season launches with an interview with Humberto Garcia, associate professor of English at the University of California at Merced. I met Humberto several years ago…

Posted on August 15, 2017 in News, Podcast, , , , ,


Blackboard Blogging for the Classroom

by Brandon N. Crawford, CFT Instructional Technologist The Vanderbilt Center for teaching recently released a comprehensive guide to Teaching with Blogs. Blackboard users on campus will be interested to know that a blog tool is included in every Blackboard course, and can be used to support student learning inside of the secure course management environment….

Posted on October 5, 2016 in News, Resource, , ,


New Educational Technology Working Groups

At the Center for Teaching, we regularly consult with faculty and graduate student instructors on ways to use technology to meet their teaching and learning objectives.  Although technology use should always be driven by pedagogical priorities, sometimes instructors learn about particular technologies and want to explore ways those technologies might fit their teaching needs.  This…

Posted on September 10, 2015 in Events, News, ,


Professors tweak their pedagogical style with blogs

Vanderbilt faculty are increasing incorporating online wiring in their teaching. A recent article by Joan Brasher highlights the work of Assistant Professor of English Humberto Garcia and his course blog The Romantic Period: Romanticism and Apocalypse and Allison Schachter, Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and English and her course blog Literature, Photography and Memory.  …

Posted on December 6, 2012 in News, , , ,


Upcoming Event: Teaching with Blogs – It’s Not About Sharing What You Had for Breakfast

Join us for this upcoming Conversation on Teaching! Teaching with Blogs – It’s Not About Sharing What You Had for Breakfast Date & Time: Tuesday, October 16 4:10-5:30pm   Increasingly, Vanderbilt instructors are incorporating blogs into their course design. While blogs help students reflect on, comment about, and introduce new ideas to course material, they also require…

Posted on October 9, 2012 in Events, , ,


Ask Professor Pedagogy: Using Course Blogs

Ask Professor Pedagogy is a twice monthly advice column written by Center for Teaching staff. One aspect of our mission is to cultivate dialogue about teaching and learning, so we welcome questions and concerns that arise in the classroom; particularly those from Vanderbilt faculty, students, and staff. If you have a question that you’d like…

Posted on October 5, 2012 in Commentary, , ,


New Website Features Course Blogs

Increasingly, Vanderbilt instructors are incorporating blogs into their course design. The CFT has assembled blogs from several of these courses in one place. Course Blogs at Vanderbilt is a mash-up of live feeds representing a wide variety of courses that use blogging to help students reflect on, comment about, and introduce new ideas to course…

Posted on September 11, 2012 in Events, ,


From the Director

It’s been fascinating in recent weeks to read story after story about open, online education.  Last spring, online courses at a handful of universities attracted hundreds of thousands of students.  This summer brought news of more institutions experimenting in this arena, partnering with online education companies to do so.  All this buzz has led to…

Posted on August 3, 2012 in Commentary, , ,


Are poster sessions or blogs part of your course? If so, we’d like to hear from you!

The Center for Teaching is interested in hearing from Vanderbilt faculty and staff who are: – Using end-of-course poster sessions in which students share the results of their individual or team projects. For instance, senior lecturer Steve Baskauf uses a poster session as an opportunity for his introductory biology laboratory students to share the results of experiments they…

Posted on April 2, 2012 in News, , ,