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The Course Design Institute at the Vanderbilt Center for Teaching

Mar. 8, 2018—The CFT invites Vanderbilt faculty members to apply to its Course Design Institute on the theme of “Students as Producers.” During the three-day institute (May 7-9, 2018) participants will design (or redesign) courses that engage students not only as consumers of information, but producers of knowledge.   “Students as Producers” Research by first- and second-year...

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Full-Time Staff Positions

Mar. 4, 2018—Lead Instructional Technologist Job #28410 Apply online here Application deadline March 21, 2018 About the Position: The lead instructional technologist will support faculty, students, and staff at Vanderbilt to enhance student learning through the use of Vanderbilt’s course management system (Brightspace) and other online learning platforms. This position will report to the CFT’s Assistant Director...

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Celebration of Learning provides snapshot of immersive student learning at Vanderbilt

Feb. 1, 2018—The Vanderbilt Center for Teaching hosted a Celebration of Learning Jan. 29 that featured 34 student projects, posters and presentations from across campus. Students from six colleges and schools exhibited digital timelines, service learning projects, computer games, manufacturing equipment, podcasts, lab research and other products of their work. “The goal of the event was to...

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Leading Lines Episode 5: Digital Textbooks and Language Instruction

Oct. 3, 2016—by Derek Bruff, CFT Director In our latest Leading Lines episode, we feature an interview with Lee Forester, Professor of German at Hope College, and Bill VanPatten, Professor of Spanish and Second Language Studies at Michigan State University. The CFT’s Stacey M. Johnson, Assistant Director for Educational Technology, sat down with Forester and VanPatten at...

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Leveraging Travel Abroad: Collecting and Teaching with Authentic Resources

Aug. 19, 2016—By Stacey M. Johnson and Vivian Finch, CFT Assistant Directors Why is it important to have authentic resources in the classroom?  |  What is an authentic resource?  |  What kinds of resources will you collect when you travel abroad?  |  How do we collect these resources?  |  How do we use these resources in our...

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Brightspace Drop-in Sessions & Training

Sep. 10, 2015—During drop-in hours, faculty and staff who have Brightspace-related questions can stop by the workshop space of the CFT (even without an appointment) and find a team of specialists ready to assist. We can get you up to speed with Brightspace’s new features, assist with building your course content, or help you solve technical problems....

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