Aug. 20, 2015—Douglas H. Fisher, the inaugural director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning (VIDL), is stepping down from his managerial role at VIDL, effective Aug. 24, 2015, in order to devote more time to his important role as the faculty director of Warren College.
Aug. 3, 2015—In his new role, John M. Sloop will focus on the development and implementation of school-based educational technology initiatives and the university’s overall exploration of digital learning.
Apr. 1, 2015—A new free massive open online course, or MOOC, is being offered by Vanderbilt University that will teach computer programming to those with little or no previous experience this spring.
Dec. 12, 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.
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...
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.
Mar. 4, 2013—Learn more about what goes into creating an online course for tens of thousands of students from the faculty who will be teaching Vanderbilt's first foray into MOOCs.
Jan. 16, 2013—This Week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s online newscast: Eat more, lose weight! A Vandy nutritionist shows how it works Anger in the court! Why ticked-off judges may be better judges. See what inspires some of our professors to teach.
Jan. 11, 2013—Vanderbilt makes its first institution-wide foray into digital course offerings—both for credit and not for credit—in 2013.
Nov. 15, 2012—Vanderbilt University and nine of the nation’s other leading colleges and universities announced plans Nov. 15 to begin offering selected courses online for credit.
Nov. 14, 2012—Doug Fisher, associate professor of computer science, participated in a panel discussion at the Ithaka Sustainable Scholarship conference. This year's topic was the impact of digital learning technology on scholarly practices and notions of quality in the academy.