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Vanderbilt Graduate Students Present Research on Teaching Tools and Approaches in the Classroom

The BOLD, TAR, VIDL, and SoTL Fellows presented on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 in the Library Community Room in the Central Library. The event included 19 projects, including four short oral presentations and a poster session. Most of the projects investigated how technology could be used to promote student learning in undergraduate classrooms, while others focused…

Posted on May 26, 2016 in Events, News, , , , , ,


An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching – Free Online Course Starts September 28th

“An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching” is an open, online course designed to provide future STEM faculty—graduate students and post-docs—with an introduction to effective teaching strategies and the research that supports them. The goal of the eight-week course is to equip the next generation of STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) faculty to be effective…

Posted on September 15, 2015 in News, , ,


Call for Proposals – Digital Immigrants and Digital Natives: Filling the Void

Guest Post by Megan Myers, Co-President of the GSMLA If you are not a Graduate Student in the French and Italian, German, or Spanish and Portuguese Departments here at Vanderbilt, you likely have not heard of the Graduate Student Modern Language Association (GSMLA). My fellow graduate student in the French Department, Raquelle Bostow, and I…

Posted on January 6, 2015 in News, , , , , ,


An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching – Starts Today!

“An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching” is a free online course that begins today. The course is a production of the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL), a network of 22 research universities, including Vanderbilt, collaborating in the preparation of STEM graduate students and post-docs as future faculty members. Vanderbilt…

Posted on October 6, 2014 in News, , , ,


An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching – Starts October 6th

by Derek Bruff, CFT Director I’m very pleased to announce that the free, seven-week, online course “An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching” is now open for enrollment. The course is designed to provide graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) who are planning college and university faculty…

Posted on August 18, 2014 in News, , , ,


Coordination and Coherence: Behind the Scenes of a Multi-Institution MOOC

by Derek Bruff, CFT Director, cross-posted from Derek’s blog, Agile Learning Back in November, I announced that the Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching would be part of a $750,000, three-year, multi-institution National Science Foundation supporting the creation of two MOOCs (massive open online courses) on evidence-based teaching practices for future STEM (science, technology, engineering, and…

Posted on August 7, 2014 in News, , , , , ,


TAing to Thousands: A Graduate Student MOOC Panel

What is it like to serve as a teaching assistant in a course with thousands of students? On February 24, 2014, the Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning, Center for Teaching, Graduate School, and Jean & Alexander Heard Library co-sponsored a panel of graduate students (and one undergraduate student) who have served as Teaching Assistants for…

Posted on March 19, 2014 in Events, News, , , ,


TAing to Thousands: A Graduate Student MOOC Panel, February 24th

What is it like to serve as a teaching assistant in a course with thousands of students? On Monday, February 24th, a panel of graduate students will share their experiences serving as teaching staff in Vanderbilt’s massive open online courses (MOOCs) hosted on Coursera. “TAing to Thousands” is scheduled for 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. in…

Posted on February 18, 2014 in Events, , ,


Blended and Online Learning

By Blaine Smith and Cynthia Brame Online courses are those in which at least 80 percent of course content is delivered online. Blended (sometimes called hybrid) instruction has between 30 and 80 percent of the course content delivered online with some face-to-face interaction. Blended and online courses not only change how content is delivered, they…

Posted on February 3, 2014 in , , , ,


MOOCs on Evidence-Based Teaching Practices for Future STEM Faculty: A $750K NSF WIDER Grant

by Derek Bruff, CFT Director I’m pleased to announce that the Center for Teaching will be part of a $750,000, three-year, multi-institution National Science Foundation WIDER grant supporting the creation of two MOOCs (massive open online courses) on evidence-based teaching practices for future STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) faculty. I am one of the…

Posted on November 4, 2013 in News, , , , ,