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‘Students as Producers’

Celebration of Learning Spotlight: The Smiler: A Case Study in Roller Coaster Safety

Aug. 26, 2020—On February 13, 2020, the Center for Teaching held a Celebration of Learning, an exhibition of students as producers. The event featured students from all over campus sharing what they learned, created, designed, and discovered. Each year millions of riders brave the courses of the world’s 5,000 roller coasters, but should passengers feel unsafe riding these behemoths of twisted...

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Celebration of Learning Spotlight: Progress of Sustainable Fashion in Our Daily Lives

Jul. 15, 2020—On February 13, 2020, the Center for Teaching held a Celebration of Learning, an exhibition of students as producers. The event featured students from all over campus sharing what they learned, created, designed, and discovered. Madeline Repath, Angelica Park,  Mathilde Caindec’s project was two parts: a sustainability guide and a reflection. Each team made a guide that encourages students...

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Celebration of Learning Spotlight: Martin C.K. Shade: An Interactive Twine Narrative

Jun. 10, 2020—On February 13, 2020, the Center for Teaching held a Celebration of Learning, an exhibition of students as producers. The event featured students from all over campus sharing what they learned, created, designed, and discovered. Martin C.K. Shade is an interactive narrative (IF) Dylan Kistler built in the free program known as Twine. It seeks to blend narratorial and procedural...

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Celebration of Learning Spotlight: Mahler as Editor, the 1899 Vienna Hofoper Production of Bärenhäuter

Apr. 14, 2020—On February 13, 2020, the Center for Teaching held a Celebration of Learning, an exhibition of students as producers. The event featured students from all over campus sharing what they learned, created, designed, and discovered. Chet Humphries’ project examines archival sources he worked with in Vienna (Mahler’s performance materials from the 1899 production of Siegfried Wagner’s Bärenhäuter) and tries...

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Celebration of Learning Spotlight: GoCheck Kids Superuser Training and Global Expansion

Mar. 11, 2020—On February 13, 2020, the Center for Teaching held a Celebration of Learning, an exhibition of students as producers. The event featured students from all over campus sharing what they learned, created, designed, and discovered. Alexa Levitt led an initiative to bring early vision screening to underserved areas where preventable vision issues are currently the most debilitating using the...

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Celebration of Learning: An Exhibition of Students as Producers

Feb. 10, 2020—This Thursday,  February 13, the Center for Teaching will hold a Celebration of Learning, an exhibition of students as producers. The event will feature students from all over campus sharing what they have learned, created, designed, and discovered. Drop in between 2 and 4pm on the second floor of Alumni Hall for a picture of deep learning across the colleges and...

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From the Director

Feb. 3, 2020—It’s February, which means it’s time for the CFT’s annual Celebration of Learning! This is one of my favorite events of the year, an exhibition of student projects from around campus. The CFT staff and I often help faculty take a “Students as Producers” approach to their course and assignment design, and it’s exciting to see the fruits of...

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Adobe Creative Cloud Pilot Program

Jan. 21, 2020—The Adobe pilot program is designed to help faculty incorporate digital design tools into course activities and assignments in order to deepen and enhance student learning. This “Students as Producers” approach to course and assignment design is intended to help foster critical-thinking, creative problem-solving, multimodal learning, and creative collaborations opportunities that promote digital literacy skills for their students....

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Celebration of Learning: An Exhibition of Students as Producers

Dec. 15, 2019—On February 13, 2020, the Center for Teaching held a Celebration of Learning, an exhibition of students as producers. The event featured students from all over campus sharing what they learned, created, designed, and discovered. See below for highlights from past events to get a sense of the variety of disciplines and project types you can...

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Teaching Innovations at Vanderbilt: Danielle Picard, Mary Anne Caton and Wikipedia Editing

Dec. 15, 2019—By Faith Rovenolt, CFT undergraduate intern We’ve all been told—or been the one telling people—to not use Wikipedia as a source. There’s a variety of reasons, of course, with the main one being the credibility of the information. Wikipedia is aware of this and has made a series of changes aimed at rectifying this. Their...

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