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  Teaching as a Design Science: Building Pedagogical Patterns for Learning and Technology by Diana Laurillard This book focuses on the learning community model that is the most flexible to implement in terms of scheduling, teacher collaboration, and design: the linked course. This volume covers both “linked courses” in which faculty may work to coordinate…

Posted on June 5, 2015 in Library, News, , , ,


I’ve Flipped My Classroom. Now What?

by Derek Bruff, CFT Director “A few years ago if I had said flipped classroom to them, most faculty would have given me a blank stare,” said Derek Bruff, director of the center and a senior lecturer in mathematics. “Now they are coming to us wanting more detail. The speed of that change and the…

Posted on February 17, 2014 in News, Resource, , , ,


Flexible Classrooms: Highlights from #Spaces4Learning

by Derek Bruff, CFT Director. Cross-posted from Derek’s blog, Agile Learning. Last week Vanderbilt University hosted a group of architects and architecture faculty from the University of Melbourne for a series of presentations and conversations on the design of learning spaces. Melbourne is one of our “sister” schools, and faculty from its School of Architecture…

Posted on December 19, 2013 in Commentary, , ,


New Teaching Guide: Team-Based Learning

Team-based learning is one version of a flipped classroom, which is supported by a 1998 study by Richard Hake. Hake gathered data on 2084 students in 14 introductory physics courses taught by traditional methods (defined by the instructor as relying primarily on passive student lectures and algorithmic problem exams), allowing him to define an average…

Posted on June 10, 2013 in News, Resource, , ,


Episode 39 – Student Learning on Display: Vanderbilt Theater from 1940s to 1960s

In this episode, CFT director, Derek Bruff, attends a student poster session where he talks with Vanderbilt student Sam Mallick about how he spent the summer exploring the university’s collection of papers from Joseph E. Wright‘s tenure as director of the Vanderbilt Theatre. Sam participated in the Vanderbilt Undergraduate Summer Research Program (VUSRP). http://cft.vanderbilt.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/59/cftpodcast/ep41_axle2.mp3 [MP3,…

Posted on November 6, 2012 in News, Podcast, , ,


Episode 38 – Student Learning on Display: Pump Up the Volume – Vandy Vinyl

In this episode, CFT director, Derek Bruff, talks with Curb Scholars Branden Sanders, Keith Berquist, Daniel Eubanks, Harrison Shapley, and audio engineer, Scott Marquart about their Curb Creative Campus project where they developed a high-quality production studio to record independent projects of Vanderbilt faculty, staff, and students.  The studio is the centerpiece of a larger…

Posted on October 26, 2012 in News, Podcast, ,


Episode 37 – Student Learning on Display: Maleness in C-Ferns

In this episode, CFT director, Derek Bruff, attends a student poster session where he talks with two first-year biology students about their research project investigating the effects of antheridiogen, the pheromone which determines the sexual phenotype of gametophytes, on the germination rates of maleness in C-ferns. http://cft.vanderbilt.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/59/cftpodcast/ep37_cfern.mp3 [MP3, 7 min 53 sec]   To better…

Posted on September 28, 2012 in News, Podcast, , ,


Episode 35 – Student Learning on Display: Electrocardiogram Chair

In an effort to better understand student learning, particularly deep learning, as it occurs at Vanderbilt, the CFT is producing a special series of podcasts highlighting student projects across a variety of disciplines. In this episode, CFT director, Derek Bruff, attends a poster session where he talks with Hannah Pauly and Corey Peak, two members…

Posted on August 29, 2012 in Podcast, , ,


Episode 32 – Student Learning on Display: Art and Portable Media

In an effort to better understand student learning, particularly deep learning, as it occurs at Vanderbilt, the CFT is producing a special series of podcasts highlighting student projects across a variety of disciplines. In this episode we join CFT Director Derek Bruff as he reports on-location from the Curb Creative Campus Catalyst Event. Vanderbilt students…

Posted on July 2, 2012 in News, Podcast, ,


Episode 30 – Student Learning on Display: Spinach-Powered Solar Cells

In an effort to better understand student learning, particularly deep learning, as it occurs at Vanderbilt, the CFT is producing a special series of podcasts highlighting student projects across a variety of disciplines. In this episode we join CFT Director Derek Bruff as he reports on-location from the floor of the poster session at the…

Posted on May 4, 2012 in News, Podcast, , , , ,