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Teaching Innovations at Vanderbilt: Ravindra Duddu and Cyberlearning Tools

Apr. 15, 2019—By Faith Rovenolt, CFT undergraduate intern I had the privilege to sit down with Dr. Ravindra Duddu, an Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering who recently won an NSF CAREER grant  that focuses on understanding Antarctic ice sheet fracture. To understand this phenomenon of iceberg calving, the grant proposes applying engineering tools and techniques...

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Teaching Innovations at Vanderbilt: Allison Leich Hilbun and Student Mini-Lectures

Mar. 4, 2019—By Faith Rovenolt, CFT undergraduate intern Dr. Allison Leich Hilbun, Senior Lecturer in Biological Sciences, teaches BSCI 3270: Statistical Methods in Biology, also called biostatistics. Dr. Leich Hilbun loves teaching biostatistics, as I witnessed firsthand when I took her class last semester. She pairs her genuine excitement for sharing the material with various activities and assignments...

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Physics Forman lecture: YouTube’s ‘Physics Girl’ discusses using videos in science outreach Feb. 28

Feb. 19, 2019—Dianna Cowern, from YouTube’s The Physics Girl, will be featured at a talk on Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Stevenson Center, Room 4309. The event will begin at 4 p.m. and is open to the Vanderbilt community. It is the Department of Physics and Astronomy’s 2019 Guy and Rebecca Forman Lecture in Science Education. YouTube was originally conceived...

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Teaching Opportunity for STEM Post Docs

Apr. 16, 2018—            Citizen Science at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY is seeking instructors for January 2019. Citizen Science is an innovative program designed to provide opportunities for students in their first year of college to develop their personal science literacy through hands-on, real-world coursework and projects. We ask… What does it...

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Rethinking the Presentation of the Teaching Guide

Feb. 11, 2018—by Ryan Bowen, CFT Graduate Assistant When we try a new teaching approach, we may have a sense that there is research that can help us make choices about how to implement it. Often, however, it can be a challenge to find that research. What journals is it found in? What are the right terms...

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BOLD Fellow’s Work Highlighted on American Society for Microbiology Education Blog

Apr. 24, 2017—by Rachel Biel, CFT Undergraduate Intern In this edition of the CFT blog, we want to highlight the work of a past Blended & Online Learning Design (BOLD) Fellow, Noah Green. Noah was a BOLD Fellow during the 2014-2015 academic year, and finished his doctoral studies in biological sciences in May of 2015. He currently...

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Junior Faculty Spotlight: Jessica Oster

Mar. 7, 2017—Each month, the CFT highlights the work of our Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows. This month, Jessica Oster, Earth and Environmental Sciences, talks about her teaching philosophy and interests. Global climate change is among the most serious and complex issues of our time, especially as it is projected to cause serious but uncertain changes in the...

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BOLD Fellow Kelly Gilmore Presents Poster at American Chemical Society National Meeting

Sep. 12, 2016—Kelly Gilmore, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Chemistry at Vanderbilt, recently presented a poster of her BOLD Fellows project at the 2016 American Chemical Society (ACS) national meeting in Philadelphia, PA, in August. Kelly’s poster, entitled “Establishing a Foundation of Acid-Base Chemistry Using an Interactive Online Module,” presented her research on an online...

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BOLD Fellow Kendra Oliver Presented on Student Blogs at 2016 Experimental Biology Conference

Jun. 1, 2016—Kendra Oliver, a PhD student in Pharmacology and a CFT BOLD Fellow, presented a poster on her BOLD project at the 2016 Experimental Biology conference in San Diego in April. Her poster, entitled “Probing the use of web-logs (Blogs) to promote student ownership,” presented her research on an online learning module she created through the...

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BOLD Fellow and Mentor Present at the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences & Disorders

May. 31, 2016—BOLD Fellow Hannah Krimm and her faculty mentor, Melanie Schuele, Associate Professor of Hearing & Speech Sciences, presented at the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences & Disorders (CAPCSD) annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas in March. Their talk, entitled “Effect of an online learning module for transcription,” discussed the online learning module they...

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