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White Papers

White papers by the Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning (VIDL) and its university partners highlight current and future activities related to VIDL’s many-fold mission of education, research, outreach, and inreach. White papers highlight Vanderbilt activities within a larger digital learning landscape. 

  • Educational Data Analysis White Paper (Fisher)
  • Synergies Between Learning and Teaching in the Cloud and on the Campus (forthcoming, co-authored)
  • Cross-institutional Teaching Collaborations and Partnerships (forthcoming, co-authored)

Contributions by Vanderbilt Faculty, Staff, and Students

Contributions on Massive, Open, Online Courses (MOOCs)

Contributions to Digital Education beyond and other than MOOCs

  • Biswas, G., Kinnebrew, J.S., & Mack, D.L.C. (2013). How do students' learning behaviors evolve in scaffolded open-ended learning environments?. In Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Computers in Education . Bali, Indonesia. * Recipient of the Best Paper Award. See many other papers at the website of The Teachable Agents Group, led by Gautam Biswas, with John Kinnebrew and others:
  • Bruff, D. (2011). A Social Network Can Be a Learning Network. The Digital Campus, The Chronicle of Higher Education. Posted Nov. 6, 2011.
  • Denny, J. C., Irani, P. R., Wehbe, F. H., Smithers, J. D., Spickard, A. III (2003).The KnowledgeMap Project: Development of a Concept-Based Medical School Curriculum Database, AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings: 195–199.
  • Fisher, D., & Fox, A., (2014). Report on the CCC-CRA Workshop on Multidisciplinary Research for Online Education, Feb 11-12, 2013 Washington, DC
  • Fishman, B., Konstantopoulos, S., Kubitskey, B., Vath, R., Park, G., Johnson, H., & Edelson, D. C. (2013). Comparing the Impact of Online and Face-to-Face Professional Development in the Context of Curriculum Implementation. Journal of Teacher Education, published online July 5, 2013.
  • Kinnebrew, J.S., & Biswas, G. (2011). Modeling and Measuring Self-Regulated Learning in Teachable Agent Environments. Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society, 7(2), 19-35.
  • Sengupta, P., Kinnebrew, J.S., Basu, S., Biswas, G., & Clark, D. (2013). Integrating Computational Thinking with K-12 Science Education Using Agent-based Computation: A Theoretical Framework. Education and Information Technologies, 18(2), 351-380.

 Vanderbilt Referenced in the Literature

Additional Comprehensive Scientific and Policy Reports

  • Transforming American Education: Learning Powered by Technology, National Education Technology Plan 2010, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Technology


Selected Institutions, Societies, Agencies

Selected Journals (others sponsored by societies above)

Selected Conferences (others sponsored by societies above)