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Catch up on the Leading Lines Podcast

May. 16, 2022—The Leading Lines podcast team produced 2 new episodes in the last month with instructors who are finding ways to use games and social media as tools for learning.   Episode 110 – Patrick Real Patrick Rael is a professor of history at Bowdoin College in Maine. He specializes in African-American history, the Civil War...

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Catch up on the Leading Lines Podcast

Apr. 13, 2022—The Leading Lines podcast team produced 3 new episodes in the last month that offer keen insights into digital and physical learning environments.   Episode 107 – Mike Nino Miguel “Mike” Nino is the director of the Office of Online Learning at the University of North Carolina Pembroke. He spoke in this episode about the...

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Catch up with the Leading Lines Podcast

Feb. 10, 2022—In this episode, Nathan Stucky, director of the Farminary Project at Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey, and Emma Lietz Bilecky, Farminary Fellow talk about the origin of the Farminary, combining work on the farm with theological education, and the challenges and opportunities that come with teaching in rhythm with nature. Listen to the latest episode below!...

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Celebrating 100 Episodes of the Leading Lines Podcast

Nov. 30, 2021—by Derek Bruff, executive director Five years ago, I pitched the idea of a podcast about educational technology to a group of colleagues at Vanderbilt. I had been thinking about this idea for a while, interviewing faculty and others at Vanderbilt and elsewhere who were using technology creatively and effectively to enhance student learning. I...

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Latest Leading Lines Podcast Featuring Stephen Kosslyn

Apr. 26, 2021—In October 2020, Stephen Kosslyn published a new book called Active Learning Online: Five Principles that Make Online Courses Come Alive. The book draws on Kosslyn’s experiences at Minerva, but also his very long and impressive career in higher education. He recently facilitated a virtual workshop here at Vanderbilt on his new book, and we...

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Leading Lines Podcast Features Jesse Stommel

Mar. 16, 2021—Jesse Stommel is an author, speaker, and teacher with a focus on education, critical digital pedagogy, and documentary film. He’s the co-founder of the Digital Pedagogy Lab, a fantastic professional development workshop for those interested in critical digital pedagogy. He’s also the co-founder of Hybrid Pedagogy, the journal of critical digital pedagogy. And he’s the...

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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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