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Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning calls for faculty working group proposals

Mar. 22, 2016—The Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning announces a call for proposals to initiate experimental working groups in digital innovation. These small working groups should provide faculty the resources for open-ended experimentation with a novel digital tool, pedagogic approach or research avenue.

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Peabody team’s storybook app wins first-round funding in federal competition

Mar. 22, 2016—“Read With Me, Talk With Me,” a project of the Early Development Lab at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of education and human development, has received a Phase 1 award from Bridging the Word Gap Challenge, a contest run by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

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Education Department official and Peabody alum speaks at Vanderbilt conference

Mar. 18, 2016—Mohamed Abdel-Kader, deputy assistant secretary in the International and Foreign Language Education Office at the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education, spoke at Vanderbilt March 18.

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Campus encouraged to participate in Blackboard feedback survey

Mar. 16, 2016—As the administrative home for Blackboard, the Center for Teaching is conducting an assessment in March to determine the extent to which Vanderbilt’s primary course management system is meeting the needs of campus users.

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VIDL calls for student prize nominations

Mar. 15, 2016—The Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning is seeking nominations for two student awards: The Prize for Digital Innovation by an Undergraduate Student and the Prize for Digital Innovation by a Graduate or Professional Student.

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Research Internet to expand tenfold

Mar. 14, 2016—As the result of a joint faculty and staff project, Vanderbilt’s digital pipeline to the outside world will expand tenfold in the next few months, making it much easier for campus researchers to send and receive the increasingly large data files characteristic of cutting-edge scientific and medical research.

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Vanderbilt to host distance-learning workshop for rarely taught languages

Mar. 9, 2016—Administrators and faculty from Latin American studies centers around the country will gather at Vanderbilt March 17-18 for a workshop on how to develop sustainable distance-learning course sharing promoting high-quality instruction in indigenous and other less commonly taught languages.

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Renowned education technologist to speak at Vanderbilt

Mar. 5, 2016—Robbie K. Melton will discuss and showcase some of the latest smart technologies transforming education when the award-winning TSU professor and administrator speaks at Central Library March 16.

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VIDL calls for proposals for innovative projects in digital learning

Mar. 2, 2016—The Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning calls for proposals for innovative projects in digital learning ranging from $1,000 to $10,000.

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Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning calls for microgrant proposals

Feb. 24, 2016—VIDL will accept proposals for funding of up to $500 for faculty and staff with preference given to requests for the purchase of digital equipment to aid with innovative projects in teaching or research.

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Successful entrepreneur and innovator chosen to lead new Innovation Center

Feb. 1, 2016—Startup veteran Robert Grajewski has been chosen as the inaugural executive director of the newly created Vanderbilt University Innovation Center.

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1960s civil rights ‘voices’ to discuss Warren’s ‘Who Speaks for the Negro?’

Jan. 28, 2016—Author and alumnus Robert Penn Warren's impact on civil rights is among the topics of a Feb. 10 panel discussion with '60s activists Robert Moses and Ruth Turner Perot along with the Rev. Kelly Miller Smith Jr., pastor of the historic First Baptist Church, Capitol Hill.

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