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‘Educational Technology’

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

Mar. 24, 2016—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...

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

Mar. 22, 2016—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...

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Dr. Robbie Melton and The Rise of The Internet of Things

Mar. 15, 2016—The Emergence of The Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Connected Devices and EduGadgets for Real-Time On-Demand Transformation of Education Dr. Robbie Melton,is Associate Vice Chancellor of Mobilization and Emerging Technology at the Tennessee Board of Regents, is speaking at Vanderbilt on the future of Internet of Things Smart Technologies (EduGadgets). This hands-on showcase will highlight...

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EdTech Spotlight: Clickers, Critical Thinking, and Legal Education

Feb. 22, 2016—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...

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From the Stacks…

Jan. 29, 2016—Minds Online: Teaching Effectively with Technology  by Michelle D. Miller This book offers faculty a concise, nontechnical guide for those who seek to advance learning in this swiftly changing technological landscape. Drawing on the latest findings in neuroscience and cognitive psychology, the author explores how attention, memory and higher thought processes can be enhanced through...

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

Oct. 13, 2015—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...

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We are recruiting graduate students to participate in the BOLD Fellows program beginning in January 2016.

Oct. 13, 2015—The BOLD Fellows program is designed to help graduate student/faculty teams build expertise in developing online instructional modules grounded in good course design principles and our understanding of how people learn. STEM faculty members partner with graduate students or postdocs to design and develop online modules for integration into a course, either as a tool to promote flipping the classroom, a module...

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October Blackboard Support Offerings

Oct. 12, 2015—  Blackboard Support at the CFT will be offering training and support in October for faculty, graduate students, and staff using Blackboard. Come to our drop-in support hours: Monday,  Oct 12th  1-3pm               Monday,  Oct 19th  1-3pm Monday,  Oct 26th  1-3pm In addition, on Monday October 19, we will be offering a special workshop session called “Using Media in Blackboard” for...

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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

Sep. 11, 2015—Think, Pair, Share. It’s a simple approach to engaging students in class discussions. Instead of asking a question of your class and waiting for a few students to respond, ask students to think about the question silently for thirty seconds, then pair up and discuss their responses for a minute or two. When you ask...

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