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Studio arts class invites you to ‘Dis-connect’ at Vanderbilt Libraries

Apr. 6, 2016—A studio arts class taught by Mel Ziegler has created a series of installations called "Dis-connect" at the Central and Divinity libraries that explores how rapid advances in technology have impacted our perceptions of libraries in general.

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New MOOC will teach core Java programming

Apr. 6, 2016—The Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning has launched Java for Android, a massive open online course that will teach students from around the world how to apply core Java programming languages, features and software patterns in Android, the dominant platform for developing and deploying mobile device apps.

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Periscope at Vanderbilt offers glimpse into campus life

Apr. 6, 2016—Watching live video of a workshop on a smartphone or tablet is just one of a growing number of ways Vanderbilt Libraries and other groups on campus are using the Periscope app to share information and engage the community.

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VIDL invites applications for graduate student fellowships

Mar. 31, 2016—The Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning invites applications for graduate student fellowships for the 2016-17 academic year. Graduate fellows will pursue joint and individual projects relating to a wide variety of digital learning, including advancing scholarship in digital learning and creating and evaluating digital learning content.

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Mellon Foundation awards $1.5 million to Vanderbilt for new Center for Digital Humanities

Mar. 28, 2016—Vanderbilt University has received a $1.5 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to establish a new Center for Digital Humanities. The trans-institutional initiative will further Vanderbilt’s commitment to becoming a national hub of innovative digital humanities scholarship.

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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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