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Catch up with the Leading Lines Podcast

Feb. 25, 2021—In January, the Leading Lines team released three podcasts with great advice for online teaching. Dan Levy, a faculty member at Harvard University for 15 years, describes strategies for engaging and assessing students on Zoom. Heeroon Shin, Mellon assistant professor of Asian art here at Vanderbilt, talks about her changing use of recorded video lectures,...

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Leading Lines Podcast Featuring James Lang

Dec. 10, 2020—In this episode, we talk with James M. Lang about distraction and attention, the subject of his new book. He is a professor of English and the director of the D’Amour Center for Teaching Excellence at Assumption University in Massachusetts. Jim talks about laptop bans and classroom norms, the ethics of attention and cognitive diversity, and...

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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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Leading Lines Podcast: Cynthia Brame talks about how the Online Course Design Institute helps Vanderbilt faculty get ready to teach online

Jun. 9, 2020—The Leading Lines podcast has released the latest pisode exploring the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on higher education. This time we are speaking with the CFT’s own Cynthia Brame about the Online Course Design Institute that was launched in May to help Vanderbilt faculty get ready to teach online this summer and possibly this...

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Latest Episode of the Leading Lines Podcast

May. 13, 2020—During this season of Leading Lines, we’re exploring the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on higher education. A big part of that impact lands on our students. Robin DeRosa is the director of the Open Learning & Teaching Collaborative, or Open CoLab, at Plymouth State University, a public liberal arts institution that’s part of the University. She...

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Leading Lines Podcast Featuring Ian Bogost

Dec. 5, 2019—Bogost is the Ivan Allen College Distinguished Chair in Media Studies and Professor of Interactive Computing at the George Institute of Technology. He’s an author of multiple books, an award-winning game designer, and a contributing writer at The Atlantic. Ian studies games by making games and is an incredibly deep thinker about an impressively broad...

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Leading Lines Ed Tech Podcast Featuring Andrew Wesolek

Oct. 23, 2019—Andrew Wesolek is the director of digital scholarship and scholarly communication at the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries. He is also the co-author, along with Jonathan Lashley and Anne Langley , of the new book OER: A Field Guide for Academic Librarians . OER stands for “open educational resources.” These are educational resources, including but...

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Catch Up with Season Six of the Leading Lines Ed Tech Podcast

Sep. 13, 2019—Leading Lines kicked off season six in August with an interview with Randall Bass. Randy is vice provost for education and a professor in the English department at Georgetown University. He was the founding director of Georgetown’s teaching center, the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS), and one of the first educators...

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Leading Lines Ed Tech Podcast with Sophie Bjork-James

Apr. 18, 2019—In this episode, we first hear a short, speculative fiction audio story by Vanderbilt undergraduate Sarah Saxton Strassberg called “Hagar Rising” that explores the future of gene editing. Sarah created this piece for a course on the politics of reproductive health taught by Vanderbilt anthropology professor Sophie Bjork-James. After Sarah Saxton’s audio piece, Derek Bruff...

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Leading Lines Ed Tech Podcast with Kylie Korsnack

Mar. 27, 2019—In this episode, the Vanderbilt Center for Teaching’s assistant director for educational technology, Stacey Johnson, recently talked with Kylie about a new practicum the CFT launched aimed at preparing grad students to teach online. Stacey and Kylie discuss the origin and structure of the practicum, as well as a really useful framework for teaching online...

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