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Lectures and Visual Thinking in #STEMTeaching

Feb. 5, 2015—by Derek Bruff, CFT Director The Center for Teaching has recently started sharing on its YouTube channel videos created for last fall’s open online course, “An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching.” Vivian Finch, CFT Graduate Teaching Fellow and queen of social media here at the CFT, is blogging about these videos in a series...

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Show and Tell: More Visual Presentations

Feb. 10, 2014—by Derek Bruff, CFT Director I’m giving a presentation this afternoon on the use of visuals in lectures and other academic presentations. I like to have the slides or Prezi I use for my own presentations available online at the start of those presentations, so I’m sharing my Prezi for this afternoon’s presentation here on...

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Show and Tell: More Visual Presentations

Nov. 1, 2013—by Derek Bruff, CFT Director I’m giving a presentation later today on campus on effective multimedia presentations, particularly in the classroom context. Since I like to give participants in my sessions access to my slides at the start of those sessions, I’m posting my slides here on the CFT blog. I’m not using slides, of...

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Finding Non-Copyrighted Images for Presentations

Jan. 18, 2013—by Derek Bruff, CFT Director [Note: I prepared this guide for the faculty participating in Vanderbilt’s Coursera pilot, but I believe it will be useful to any instructor interested in using more images in presentations and lectures. It’s based on a post I wrote for the CIRTL Network last year. –Derek] A couple of years...

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Engaging Students in Large Lectures

Feb. 14, 2012—by CFT Director Derek Bruff I’m leading a workshop in the School of Nursing this morning on the topic of teaching large lecture classes. I’m using a Prezi for the workshop, and I’ve embedded it below. You can click the forward button to move through the Prezi, or use your mouse to zoom and pan...

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Tell and Show: Resources from a Workshop on Images in Presentations

Jan. 25, 2012—This afternoon, CFT staff Derek Bruff and Rhett McDaniel are facilitating a workshop titled “Tell and Show: Why and How to Use Images in Presentations.” Below you’ll find the visuals from the first part of this workshop. Click the arrow button to advance through the presentation, or use your mouse to pan and zoom around....

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Upcoming Event: Presenting with Confidence

Sep. 13, 2011—Have you registered yet? Register now for Presenting with Confidence Date & Time: Tuesday, September 20, 4:10-5:30 Facilitator: CFT Graduate Teaching Fellow Format: Teaching Workshop Audience: Graduate Students and Post-Docs In our academic and professional lives, instructors are called on to give presentations in a variety of formats and for a variety of audiences: conference papers,...

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See What I Mean: Using Prezi in Mathematics

May. 3, 2011—This is a guest post by Hang Wang, a graduate student in mathematics. The post is part of our spring “See What I Mean” blog series highlighting the effective use of visuals in presentations and lectures. At a math conference in May 2010, I was impressed by a presentation in which the speaker, Scott Morrison...

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See What I Mean: A PowerPoint Makeover

Apr. 22, 2011—This is a guest post by Emily Bigelow, a doctoral student in Teaching, Learning, and Diversity. The post is part of our spring “See What I Mean” blog series highlighting the effective use of visuals in presentations and lectures. I attended CFT assistant director Derek Bruff’s GradSTEP 2011 presentation on using visual thinking in the...

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See What I Mean: Visual Presentations

Apr. 7, 2011—by CFT Assistant Director Derek Bruff This post is part of our spring “See What I Mean” blog series highlighting the effective use of visuals in presentations and lectures. Yesterday I led a workshop for doctoral students in the Teaching & Learning department here on the use of effective visuals in presentations. The 20 or...

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