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Seminars and Other Activities

VIDL hosts seminars and other outreach events on digital learning. To be added to our events email list, please email vidl@vanderbilt.edu.  Our events are captured by VUIT streaming video services (http://it.vanderbilt.edu/services/streaming/).

Upcoming events:

  • Tuesday, April 7 (12:15pm - 1:30pm, Kissam 216).  Workshop on the use of the Flipped or Hybrid Classroom, with participants Katherine Friedman (Biological Sciences), Jesse Blocher (Owen), and Emilianne McCranie (Chemistry). 
  • Tuesday, April 7 (4:00pm - 5:30pm, Featheringill 134).  Jeff Selingo (Click here for Bio) from the Chronicle of Higher Education will be giving a talk at Vanderbilt on April 7th entitled "College (Un)Bound: The Future of Higher Education."

Here's an abstract of his talk: 

The demise of the traditional residential college campus is a popular refrain these days. What will the college of the future look like: how will students learn, what role will technology play, and what are the risks and opportunities for traditional campuses. In the face of predictions that thousands of colleges will close in the coming decade, how can traditional and residential campuses prove their value in a marketplace where students will have many more options.

Previous events: 

  • Friday, March 27, 2015: 3 Minute Thesis Presentations, co-sponsored by VIDL  https://my.vanderbilt.edu/vidl/2015/03/graduate-student-council-3mt-friday/. Video to follow.
  • Thursday, March 19, 2015:  Using Twitter in the classroom, with participants Aimi Hamraie (MHS), Don Rodrigues (English) and Vivian Finch (German). See video streaming archive below.
  • Wednesday, January 28, 2015: Lightning Talks and Discussions from our VIDL Graduate Fellows Especially of interest to applicants for the 2015-16 graduate fellow awards. See video streaming archive below.
  • Wednesday, January 21, 2015: Lightning Talks and Discussions from our 2014-15 VIDL Innovation Grants recipients . Especially of interest to applicants for the 2015-16 awards (please see http://www.vanderbilt.edu/vidl/support/faculty-innovation-program.php).
  • September 30 - October 2, 2014: Educause 2014. Webinars and presentations of events from Educause 2014 - Co-hosted by VIDL, VUIT, and VUSM.
  • April 21, 2014: BOLD Fellows Presentations. Co-sponsored with Vanderbilt's Center for Teaching
  • February 24, 2014 TAing to Thousands  is a panel of teaching assistants drawn from Vanderbilt's Coursera-hosted massive open online courses to date. Co-sponsored by Vanderbilt's Center for TeachingGraduate School, Jean and Alexander Heard Library, and the Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning. #TeachTo1000s #VanderbiltU . See video streaming archive below.
  • February 13, 2014: "Data Mining and Educational Data Mining: An Overview " Professor Gautam Biswas will discuss his extensive research into educational data mining and the paradigm of computer-mediated learning by teaching. See video streaming archive below.
  • February 6, 2014 Supporting Campus in the Cloud,  Doug Fisher  See video streaming archive below
  • January 13, 2104 "Teaching to Thousands "  is a panel discussion of Vanderbilt's most recent Coursera offerings in Fall 2013 -- Online Games: Literature, New Media, and Narrative with instructor Jay Clayton; and Data Management for Clinical Research with instructors Stephany Duda, Paul Harris, and Firas Wehbe. The panel was co-sponsored by the Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning and Vanderbilt's Center for Teaching. See video streaming archive below. #TeachTo1000s #VanderbiltU

 

Streaming video of  Using Twitter in the classroom

 

Streaming video of  Lightning Talks and Discussions from our VIDL Graduate Fellows

 

Streaming video of  TAing to Thousands 

 

Streaming video of  Supporting Campus in the Cloud  

 

Streaming video of  Data Mining and Educational Data Mining: An Overview

 

Streaming video of Teaching to Thousands