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Vanderbilt University and University of Maryland join forces to offer MOOC sequence on mobile app development

Sep. 9, 2013—Vanderbilt University and the University of Maryland have teamed up to introduce a new approach to massive open online courses, or MOOCs – a two-part, sequenced course offered through the digital learning platform Coursera.

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MOOCs and more to be led, studied by new Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning

May. 29, 2013—Massive open online courses and other digital learning platforms will be the focus of a new institute being launched this fall at Vanderbilt University.

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Learning in MOOC Years

May. 8, 2013—"Eight weeks and 30,000 students gave me a crash course in the future of digital learning technologies," writes engineering professor Doug Schmidt in this Vanderbilt Magazine column on his experience teaching one of Vanderbilt University's first massive open online courses, or MOOCs.

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Deans offer outlook on Vanderbilt’s teaching landscape at Celebration of Teaching event

May. 6, 2013—Changes in instructional technology as well as changes among the student body present opportunities and challenges in today's university classrooms, said three Vanderbilt deans at a recent Celebration of Teaching event.

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Professors tweak their pedagogical style with blogs

Nov. 26, 2012—Social media tools have changed the way people communicate, learn and share ideas—and the academic world is no exception. More than ever before, professors, including some here at Vanderbilt, are using blogs to supplement more traditional teaching and grading methods. Blogs are an ideal teaching tool because they provide a virtual interactive gathering place where...

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Three programs highlight resources available for faculty development

Nov. 9, 2012—Vanderbilt takes seriously its mission to be a center for scholarly research, informed and creative teaching and service to the community and society at large. But it is faculty—semester in and semester out—who make that mission a reality. To support faculty research, teaching and professional development needs, Vanderbilt has many resources available, including new and...

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What’s your story? Vanderbilt mobile video booth collects and shares personal stories

Nov. 6, 2012—Vanderbilt University and the Vanderbilt Curb Creative Campus Initiative have launched a highly customizable mobile video booth designed to collect and share real-time, authentic stories and voices.

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