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Divinity School MOOC course addresses ethical challenge of mass incarceration

Aug. 25, 2017—Vanderbilt’s latest massive open online course (MOOC), presented by the Divinity School, addresses a central ethical challenge in American society today: mass incarceration.

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Vanderbilt astronomers help NROTC midshipmen learn celestial navigation

Jul. 26, 2017—A team of Vanderbilt astronomers, working with the Center for Teaching, have developed an online course on celestial navigation that the NROTC is using to reintroduce training in celestial navigation.

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“Online Learning Communities: A Vision of the Future of Vanderbilt” with Andy van Schaack

Mar. 27, 2017—Watch video of A “TED-style” talk by Dr. Andrew van Schaack – “Online Learning Communities: A Vision of the Future of Vanderbilt.” Through cross-departmental exchange, Peabody Common Ground seeks to enrich our educational experiences and strengthen our profession.  

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Free online nutrition course, newly expanded, begins Jan. 20

Jan. 17, 2014—Make a commitment to better health this year by enrolling in Vanderbilt University School of Nursing professor Jamie Pope’s Nutrition, Health and Lifestyle: Issues and Insights course offered through Coursera, a free, online format.

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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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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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Doug Fisher: Warming up to MOOCs

Dec. 7, 2012—"The implications of MOOCs for community between faculty and students, as well as the relationships within and between local and global learning communities, interest and excite me," writes Doug Fisher, associate professor of computer science and computer engineering, in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

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Vanderbilt University joins other top universities to offer selection of courses online for credit

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.

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Video: Doug Fisher on digital learning at the Ithaka Sustainable Scholarship conference

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.

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