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Harnessing the power of computers to create a sustainable future

Jan. 8, 2016—Harnessing the power of computers to help create an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable future – that is the purpose of a major new grant issued by the National Science Foundation to a new network of universities and organizations that includes Vanderbilt University. The five-year, $10 million grant is part of NSF’s Expeditions in Computing...

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Nashville Scene Innovations 2013: MOOC Synthesizer

Aug. 14, 2013—Vanderbilt University seeks to be on the leading edge of the field with the opening of its Institute for Digital Learning. The institute will focus on developing massive open online courses as well as other digital learning platforms, which includes a partnership with Coursera. Doug Fisher, associate professor of computer science and associate professor of...

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Fisher to lead new Institute for Digital Learning

May. 29, 2013—  Massive open online courses and other digital learning platforms will be the focus of a new institute being launched this fall at Vanderbilt University. The new Institute for Digital Learning will be led by Douglas Fisher, associate professor of computer science and of computer engineering, and will be housed in the newly renovated Alumni...

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Professor Douglas Fisher: Warming up to MOOCs

Nov. 6, 2012—[This guest post by Douglas H. Fisher, an associate professor of computer science and of computer engineering, also appeared today in The Chronicle of Higher Education] In Fall 2011, Stanford announced three, free massively open online courses, or MOOCs. Two of these courses, database and machine learning, corresponded to spring 2012 courses that I would...

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Faculty join group to research and fight climate change

Apr. 15, 2008—James Clarke, CE, and Douglas Fisher, EECS, are members of a diverse group of experts at Vanderbilt University who have created the Climate Change Research Network. The network combines researchers from areas of earth and environmental sciences, political science, law, engineering, business, management, economics and nursing to investigate one of the most important and most...

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