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Upcoming Teaching Workshops

Jan. 6, 2021—As we look ahead to another unusual semester in the spring, we are offering a number of workshops to help you prepare. The extended winter break will be a good time to learn about various technologies and strategies for your face-to-face, online or hybrid class sessions.     An Introduction to Online and Hybrid Teaching...

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Upcoming Conversations on Teaching

Jan. 5, 2021—Conversations on Teaching focus on emergent teaching and learning issues in an informal, discussion-based format.  These sessions provide members of the Vanderbilt teaching community a chance to share their teaching experiences and learn from each other.     Teaching with Chat & Channel Apps With the move to remote and online teaching in 2020, faculty...

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Lessons from teaching in Fall 2020: what to keep, what to ditch, and what to change

Dec. 18, 2020—by Cynthia Brame, CFT associate director This fall, I got the opportunity to teach online for the first time. I had been thinking about online teaching for several years because of my work in developing Vanderbilt’s BOLD (Blended and Online Learning Design) Fellows program.  But although I read about, thought about, and helped others with online teaching,...

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Instructional Design Consultations through iDesign

Dec. 17, 2020—Vanderbilt University has partnered with the instructional design firm iDesign to make available a number of services to help faculty and other instructors prepare for online and hybrid teaching this fall. iDesign learning specialists are on-hand to assist with your course design and teaching effectiveness questions. If you have a question relating how to best...

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From the Director

Dec. 7, 2020—As I write this, the second strangest semester of my academic career is drawing to a close. The strangest semester was, of course, last spring, but this fall was certainly unusual and full of challenges for both teaching and learning. I am continually impressed at the creative and skillful ways the Vanderbilt teaching community has...

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Instructional Design Consultations through iDesign

Nov. 30, 2020—Vanderbilt University has partnered with the instructional design firm iDesign to make available a number of services to help faculty and other instructors prepare for online and hybrid teaching this fall. iDesign learning specialists are on-hand to assist with your course design and teaching effectiveness questions. If you have a question relating how to best...

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Upcoming Conversations on Teaching

Oct. 5, 2020—These sessions provide members of the Vanderbilt teaching community a chance to share their teaching experiences and learn from each other in an informal, discussion-based format. Leading Synchronous Online Discussions This semester, many of you may have tried your hand at leading synchronous online discussions for the first time, most likely via Zoom. You may...

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Upcoming Conversations on Teaching

Sep. 3, 2020—These sessions provide members of the Vanderbilt teaching community a chance to share their teaching experiences and learn from each other in an informal, discussion-based format.   Teaching in a Hybrid and Physically Distanced Classroom For some instructors, the classroom looks very different this fall. Some of their students are in the classroom, but masked...

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CFT Blog Posts Designed to Help You Prepare for Fall

Aug. 10, 2020—CFT director, Derek Bruff, outlines some student-centered strategies you can use to engage students in meaningful learning, including discussion leading, live polling, backchannels, collaborative notetaking, group work, hybrid pair work, and more. Read Active Learning in Hybrid and Physically Distanced Classrooms   Cynthia Brame, CFT associate director, has been thinking about different ways to structure students’ time “in the...

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August Workshops from the Center for Teaching

Aug. 3, 2020—For faculty and other instructors looking for a lot of ideas for teaching this fall in a short amount of time, the Center for Teaching is offering a variety of online workshops in August. Some workshops are focused on teaching with Brightspace, Vanderbilt’s course management system, while others focus on other aspects of adaptive teaching in...

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