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‘Instructional Design’

Transformational Instructional Design: CFT partners with Peabody to launch a new blended Independent School Leadership Master’s Program

May. 3, 2022—by Julaine Fowlin Vanderbilt’s Peabody College has launched a new blended (online and in-person) Master’s of Education in Independent School Leadership (ISL), building on the strong foundation of the previous summer-intensive ISL program. The new blended model involves more online courses and a reduction in the length of on-campus summer experiences. This change will meet...

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CFT Partners with Divinity School to launch inaugural round of lifelong learning courses

Dec. 3, 2021—Vanderbilt Divinity School (VDS) has had a rich legacy of continuing education since the 1990s. Building on this legacy, in 2020,  the Lifelong Learning Committee proposed a comprehensive Lifelong Learning curriculum to meet the needs of the diverse audiences that VDS is uniquely positioned to serve. VDS Lifelong Learning has its roots in Vanderbilt’s commitments...

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Overcoming the “busywork” dilemma

Jan. 11, 2021—by Julaine Fowlin, CFT assistant director What is the busywork dilemma? The busywork dilemma is where students perceive that assigned learning activities or assessments are not meaningfully contributing to their learning. Instructors put a lot of effort and time into the design and implementation of these activities, which can be very frustrating. Sometimes activities are...

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CFT Now Offers Instructional Design Consultations

Jan. 8, 2021—The Center for Teaching is pleased to offer instructional design consultations to the Vanderbilt teaching community. Julaine Fowlin, assistant director for instructional design, is available to consult with instructors on the design of online courses, moving an existing course online, or the development of online programs. As an instructional designer, Julaine collaborates with faculty and...

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Instructional Design Consultations through iDesign

Sep. 21, 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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