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Harnessing the power of computers to create a sustainable future

Jan. 8, 2016—Harnessing the power of computers to help create an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable future – that is the purpose of a major new grant issued by the National Science Foundation.

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Fisher to step down as director of VIDL

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.

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Open houses set for Warren and Moore Colleges

Jun. 16, 2014—Vanderbilt faculty, staff and students will have the opportunity to get a firsthand look at Warren and Moore colleges at a series of open houses scheduled in June and July.

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Watch a video sneak peek of Warren and Moore colleges

Jan. 27, 2014—Construction on Warren and Moore colleges, which expand Vanderbilt’s residential college model to central campus, is nearing completion.

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‘Deep dive’ in popular fields is aim of next generation of MOOCs

Jan. 21, 2014—Vanderbilt University and the University of Maryland have teamed up to offer the first trans-institutional sequence of coordinated MOOCs. The sequence focuses on connecting handheld devices with cloud services to offer learners an opportunity to explore a topic in-depth across multiple MOOCs.

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Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning up and running

Nov. 27, 2013—The new Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning is digging into its work to research, innovate and support digital learning with a new website, a new program to fund faculty exploration of digital learning, graduate fellows, a faculty advisory committee and more.

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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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Nashville Scene Innovations 2013: MOOC Synthesizer

Aug. 9, 2013—Vanderbilt University seeks to be on the leading edge of the MOOC field with the opening of its Institute for Digital Learning.

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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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Faculty directors named for new College Halls

Apr. 22, 2013—As Moore and Warren Colleges take shape at the corner of West End and 21st avenues, two award-winning faculty members have been named to lead the new residential colleges that are part of the College Halls at Vanderbilt system.

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Watch: Doug Fisher, other experts discuss “flipped classrooms” with Coursera

Jan. 17, 2013—In this webinar with Coursera, Vanderbilt's Doug Fisher and a panel of experts from other universities discuss the "flipped classroom" model and other learning possibilities offered by participation in massive, open, online course platforms like Coursera. Fisher is associate professor of computer science and of computer engineering.

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