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New and Continuing Learning Communities at the CFT

by Derek Bruff, CFT Director The CFT hosts a number of learning communities, intended for members of Vanderbilt’s teaching community interested in meeting over time to develop deeper understandings and richer practices around particular teaching and learning topics.  This year’s learning communities are: Teaching and Social Class – The CFT continues its attention to issues…

Posted on August 16, 2016 in News, , , , ,


Leading Lines Episode 2: Corbette Doyle, Vanderbilt University

by Derek Bruff, CFT Director I’m excited to share the second episode of our new educational technology podcast, Leading Lines. When my colleagues and I started brainstorming ideas for a new educational technology podcast, we knew we wanted to include Vanderbilt instructors who use technology in innovative ways.  We talk to colleagues regularly who impress…

Posted on August 15, 2016 in News, Podcast,


Leading Lines: A New Podcast on Educational Technology in Higher Education

By Derek Bruff, CFT Director I’m very happy to announce the launch of Leading Lines, a podcast on educational technology produced here at Vanderbilt University.  Our first episode features an interview with George Siemens, executive director of the Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge (LINK) Research Lab at the University of Texas at Arlington, who provides…

Posted on August 1, 2016 in News, ,


Summer Course Management System Pilots

This summer, the Center for Teaching is facilitating pilots of three platforms under consideration for Vanderbilt’s next course management system (CMS). The platforms are Canvas by Instructure, Brightspace by D2L, and Blackboard Ultra by Blackboard. In April, the CFT hosted campus visits and public demos by all three vendors. Given feedback on the demos, the…

Posted on July 11, 2016 in News, ,


Teaching with Digital Timelines

by Derek Bruff, CFT Director This year the Center for Teaching hosted a few educational technology working groups for faculty, staff, and students interested in exploring ways particular technologies might meet their instructional goals. One of the groups investigated the use of digital timeline tools, like Tiki-Toki and TimelineJS, that facilitate the creation of online,…

Posted on June 28, 2016 in Resource, , , , , ,


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, , , ,


Campus Invited to Course Management System Vendor Demos in April

The Center for Teaching invites Vanderbilt faculty, staff, and students to a series of product demonstrations by the three vendors under consideration for Vanderbilt’s next course management system (CMS). The demonstrations, along with feedback from those who attend them, will inform Vanderbilt’s decision to renew its contract with Blackboard, set to expire in 2017, or…

Posted on April 11, 2016 in News, ,


Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning calls for microgrant proposals

The Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning (VIDL) in partnership with Vanderbilt University Information Technology (VUIT) is currently accepting proposals for microgrants. VIDL will accept proposals for funding of up to $500 for faculty and staff with preference given to requests for the purchase of digital equipment to aid with innovative projects in teaching or research. Funding can be used…

Posted on March 24, 2016 in News, , ,


Digital Timelines, a Conversation on Digital Pedagogy, April 4th

Digital Timelines Monday, April 4, 2016 12:10 to 1:00 p.m. (lunch provided) Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities Register Here Remember those timelines you saw in your history textbook back in middle school? Today’s digital timelines do far more than present a static, linear progression of dates and names. Online, interactive timelines support visually…

Posted on March 24, 2016 in Events, , , , ,


The Future of Learning: Digital, Data-driven, and Distributed – George Siemens, April 13th

This year’s Schmidt Family Educational Technologies Lecture will be given by George Siemens, Executive Director of the Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge Research Lab at the University of Texas at Arlington. Siemens’ lecture, “The Future of Learning: Digital, Data-driven, and Distributed,” is scheduled for Wednesday, April 13th, at 4:10pm in the Jacobs Auditorium in Featheringill…

Posted on March 22, 2016 in Events,