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Dec. 6, 2012—Social Media for Educators: Strategies and Best Practices by Tanya Joosten Faculty will learn to choose the appropriate social media tool for the intended learning outcome, design engaging and innovative activities, and better meet pedagogical needs. In addition, the author offers strategies for assessing and documenting the effectiveness of using these tools in your course....

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Using Twitter to Talk about Teaching

Apr. 18, 2012—by CFT Director Derek Bruff If you’re skeptical about the value of Twitter as a social networking platform, James Lang’s latest Chronicle of Higher Education column, “Using Twitter to Talk about Teaching,” is worth a read. Lang was skeptical of Twitter at first, but he has now embraced it as a source of ongoing professional...

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Free Webinar with Howard Rheingold March 22

Mar. 20, 2012—The New Media Consortium will be hosting a free webinar on Thursday, March 22 with Howard Rheingold. RSVP for this live event. Rheingold is the author of best-sellers Virtual Reality, The Virtual Community, Smart Mobs, Net Smart, and editor of best-seller The Millennium Whole Earth Catalog which takes audiences on a journey through the human side of the technology-shaped future.  In Rheingold’s...

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Citing a Tweet? Bruff quoted in USA Today Article

Mar. 12, 2012—Ever wondered how to cite a tweet? Or if it was even permitted? Last week, the Modern Language Association (MLA), one of three major style sources for academic writing, released formal guidelines on how to cite tweets. An article about the new guidlines was featured in The Tennessean and USA Today in which the CFT’s Derek Bruff...

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Writing in Space: Collaborative Writing in a Digital Age, November 7th

Nov. 3, 2011—CFT Acting Director Derek Bruff will be a panelist at a Vanderbilt Writing Studio event Monday, November 7th, from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. in the Commons Multipurpose Room 237. Details below… How do networked technologies open new, collaborative possibilities for the way we write? Please join us for a virtual discussion on innovative practices in...

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Twitter as an Enabler of Critical Thinking

Oct. 18, 2011—This is a guest post by Corbette Doyle, a Lecturer in Leadership, Policy & Organizations, and Steph Milne, her TA. In addition to her TA role, Steph recently earned her undergraduate degree and is currently a second-year graduate student in LPO. This Thursday, October 20th, at 4:00 p.m., Corbette and Steph will be discussing their...

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Tweeting the #CFT25Ann – Expanding Participation at the Center’s 25th Anniversary Symposium

Sep. 21, 2011—by Dan Morrison, CFT Graduate Teaching Fellow This post is part of our series of posts related to the CFT’s 25th anniversary. I tweeted 70 times during the CFT’s 25th anniversary events the other week. For the uninitiated, Twitter is a micro-blogging service that allows users to transmit messages of up to 140 characters via...

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Five Ideas for Mobile Learning (#EDUSprint)

May. 9, 2011—by CFT Assistant Director Derek Bruff During the last week of April, EDUCAUSE, a nonprofit organization that promotes and supports the use of information technology in higher education, hosted the Mobile Computing Sprint, a five-day series of online events on the use of mobile computing in higher education. Although some of the discussion was directed...

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Revolution or Evolution? How Should Higher Ed Change in Response to Social Technologies?

Jan. 26, 2011—by Derek Bruff, CFT Assistant Director Back in November, Jim Julius of San Diego State University and Dwayne Harapnuik of Abilene Christian University and I presented a session titled “Revolution or Evolution? Social Technologies and Pedagogical Change” at the 2010 POD Network conference. We structured the session so that most of the time was spent...

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Developing Intercultural Competency through Blogging – A Conference Report

Jan. 24, 2011—by Derek Bruff, CFT Assistant Director Back in November I attended the 30th annual Lilly Conference on College Teaching at Miami University in Ohio. I thought I’d share some session highlights with my Vanderbilt colleagues. Here’s the second in a series of posts about the conference. Blogs as a Unique Environment for Critical Thinking and...

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