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VIDL On Location: MTSU’s College of Media and Entertainment

Aug. 21, 2015—VIDL’s Jeff Shoup and Aidan Hoyal were thrilled to join Assistant Professor of Musicology Jen Gunderman on location at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) to record interviews with Ken Paulson, Dean of the College of Media and Entertainment, and Greg Reish, Director of the Center for Popular Music. Gunderman is working with VIDL to produce...

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Serializing an open, online course

Mar. 2, 2015—I’m at the Coursera Partners conference Monday and Tuesday of this week, followed by SIGCSE the rest of the week. Its a week dedicated to thinking creatively about education, to writing about what I hear and imagine, and I am really looking forward to it. But much of my job is about this anyways —...

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The “Just-in-Time” MOOC is Dead

Feb. 16, 2015—VIDL will only finalize and announce the start date of a session-based massive, open, online course (MOOC) on the Coursera platform when the instructors’  contributions to the course, to include videos and assessments, are submitted, perhaps in draft form, thereby allowing VIDL to accurately estimate when it will finish editing and otherwise readying the course to...

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Why MOOC?

Feb. 10, 2015—The question seems inappropriate (even other than the questionable use of ‘MOOC’ as a verb), because Vanderbilt has been offering MOOCs, Massive Open Online Courses, for almost two years now. The time to ask this question has clearly passed. Yet at the Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning, we sit at a crossroads regarding our MOOCs....

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Google Fiber and Video Production

Feb. 6, 2015—How might the recent announcement that Nashville has been selected as a Google Fiber city impact the work we do here at VIDL? Gigabit internet could have a tremendous impact on our capacity to scale video production. VIDL works very closely on video production with faculty, students and other subject matter experts across campus. This...

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Statements of Service for Community Teaching Assistants of Vanderbilt’s Coursera Courses

Feb. 4, 2015—In January, Vanderbilt started issuing Statements of Service to teaching assistants of our massive, open, online courses (MOOCs) offered through Coursera. The sample shown here is a mock-up for Professor Jay Clayton’s course on Online Games: Literature, New Media, and Narrative. The instructor of a MOOC has the discretion to approve (or not) the release...

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Data Visualization – State Diagrams, Part I

Jan. 21, 2015—This is a guest post by Katherine Brady, Gayathri Narasimham, and Doug Fisher Massive Open Online Courses generate vast amounts of data, unlike what an instructor might see from a campus course. In this series of posts we are examining data visualization with a focus toward making course evaluation easier for instructors and researchers. Our...

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VIDL 2014 In Review

Jan. 19, 2015—This video is a trimmed down version of a video that was produced by VIDL back in February 2014, for Vanderbilt’s Board of Trust, so its dated now, but still a nice template for videos to follow, and the initial entry in a series of video blog posts by Production Manager Jeffrey Shoup and others...

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Implications of public-facing education: citing sources of teaching materials

Jun. 17, 2014—How many faculty members apply “scholarly” practice to the teaching materials that they use? That is, how many faculty members cite the sources of homework exercises, assignments, exam questions, answer keys, and the like, in their on-campus classes, when such items are created by others? I don’t know the answer to this question, largely because teaching typically...

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VIDL On Location: Astronomy Lab

Apr. 17, 2014—VIDL joins Dr. Cynthia Brame from Vanderbilt’s Center for Teaching to record highlights from a session of Dr. Erika Grundstrom’s astronomy lab on April 10. Dr. Brame is creating one of 14 modules for a new MOOC titled “An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching” that will launch on the Coursera platform this fall. Currently in production,...

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