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Free online course on data management for clinical research now underway

Sep. 18, 2013—Vanderbilt University's latest offering on the online learning platform Coursera, "Data Management for Clinical Research," went live this week. More than 33,000 number of students have registered for the massive open online course or MOOC.

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Constant innovation helped early MOOC course succeed

Sep. 17, 2013—Constant innovation helped make one of the first massive open online courses, or MOOCs, at Vanderbilt more like a “real class” and benefited faculty and students by improving on-campus teaching, according to Douglas Schmidt, professor of computer science and of computer engineering at Vanderbilt.

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Penny Arcade: 40,000 students worldwide are studying Lord of the Rings Online and you can too

Sep. 13, 2013—Professor Jay Clayton of Vanderbilt University is chatting with me over Skype, but he admits that his attention is slightly divided. He's got Lord of the Rings Online running on a second monitor, and countless players are sending him messages to say hello.

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Free online course using online games to examine literature and new media launches Sept. 9

Sep. 5, 2013—A new, free massive open online course, or MOOC, from Vanderbilt University launching Sept. 9 uses J.R.R. Tolkien and “The Lord of the Rings Online” to explore what happens to stories and films when they are turned into online games.

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Faculty Senate to tackle full slate of topics for 2013-14

Aug. 20, 2013—As a new academic year begins, so does the work of a select group of faculty charged with addressing university issues and helping to plan for Vanderbilt’s future.

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Watch: Coursera-in-TN

Jun. 28, 2013—Coursera-in-TN is a collaborative conversation between the Vanderbilt University Coursera team and the Tennessee State System schools which recently joined with Coursera. At an event on June 24, 2013, Vanderbilt administrators, faculty and staff shared lessons learned from the early days of Coursera production, and gave brief show-and-tell remarks about several of the features that were...

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Coursera-in-TN program to be held at Vanderbilt June 24

Jun. 21, 2013—Best practices for the use of the massive online open courseware platform Coursera among Tennessee colleges and universities will be discussed at a seminar 1-5 p.m. June 24 at Vanderbilt University.

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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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Signature track offered for Vanderbilt nutrition course on Coursera

May. 20, 2013—Students enrolled in the Vanderbilt Coursera course, “Nutrition, Health and Lifestyle: Issues and Insights,” now have the opportunity to register for the "signature track" of the course, which enables them to earn a certificate verified by Vanderbilt and by Coursera for completing the course.

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Newsmakers: Vanderbilt’s teaching, research and patient care efforts are making an impact

May. 6, 2013—These stories from the past year show how Vanderbilt is making an impact, on campus and in the world.

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Free online nutrition course kicks off May 6

May. 3, 2013—There is still time to join more than 66,000 students around the globe who have registered to take a free online course on nutrition from the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. The course begins May 6.

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Free Vanderbilt teacher professional development course to be offered online

Apr. 30, 2013—K-12 teachers across the country will have the opportunity to take a professional development course from Vanderbilt University faculty next spring via the university’s partnership with leading massive online open course provider Coursera.

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