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Leading Lines Ed Tech Podcast with Susan Kevra

Aug. 24, 2020—In this episode, we’re talking with one of the participants in the Vanderbilt Online Course Design Institute, Susan Kevra, a principal senior lecturer in French who also teaches in our American studies program. In our conversation, we talk about experiential learning activities, building community and fostering social presence, balancing asynchronous and synchronous modes of instruction, and...

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Preparing for Fall 2020: Resource Overview

Jul. 7, 2020—The Center for Teaching is making available a number of resources for faculty and other instructors as they prepare for what is likely to be a challenging fall semester. Some instructors will be teaching fully online, while others will be teaching in-person with some students in the classroom while masked and physically distanced and other...

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Online Course Visits

Jun. 10, 2020—Seeing others teach can be a valuable way help us grow our own teaching practice. For years, the CFT has hosted teaching visits for Vanderbilt faculty, post-docs, and grad students to observe their colleagues’ face-to-face classes (such as during the Open Classroom event).  In hybrid and online courses, a significant amount of teaching is done...

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Giving Exams Online: Strategies and Tools

Mar. 23, 2020—by Cynthia Brame, CFT associate director As courses have moved online this spring, many of us need to consider how to have our students take exams online. In many cases, this involves learning how to use tools that help ensure students take the exam with only the resources you want them to have. As you...

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Teaching Innovations at Vanderbilt Blog Series

Sep. 18, 2019—Leah Marion Roberts and Student-driven Course Goals and Expectations May. 4, 2020—By Faith Rovenolt, CFT undergraduate intern   During Spring 2020, the Teaching  Innovations at Vanderbilt blog series will highlight teaching innovations that CFT staff have implemented and evaluated in their own courses. As a student, I find it helpful when a course has clear...

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