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David Owens second guest on ‘The Zeppos Report’

Feb. 20, 2017—A leading thinker on innovation and creativity who was the first faculty member to teach at the Wond’ry sits down for a wide-ranging discussion with Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos on the second episode of The Zeppos Report podcast. The Zeppos Report features Vanderbilt faculty, students, staff and alumni as well as other engaging...

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Schmidt lecturer predicts higher ed’s future: Lifelong, tech-based learning instead of 4 years

Apr. 14, 2016—UT-Arlington’s Siemens says professors will track student engagement, students will take ‘learner profiles’ with them We know about the clicker – a handheld device that lets professors pose a question and learn almost instantly how many students understand the material. Education researcher and MOOC pioneer George Siemens knows what comes after the clicker. He’s predicting...

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Higher ed leader Jeffrey Selingo to describe college of the future at April 7 lecture

Mar. 26, 2015—School of Engineering announces creation of Schmidt Family Annual Educational Technologies Lectureship As technological advances ‘evolutionize’ higher education, award-winning author and speaker Jeffrey Selingo imagines what the college of the future will look like. Selingo will deliver the inaugural lecture – College (Un)Bound: The Future of Higher Education – April 7 for the School of...

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‘Deep dive’ in popular fields is aim of next generation of MOOCs

Jan. 21, 2014—YouTube: Learn about Mobile Cloud Computing with Android Vanderbilt teams up with University of Maryland to offer trans-institutional sequence of massive open online courses Enabling students taking massive open online courses to dive deeper into learning and develop mastery in a particular subject are the aims of a new generation of MOOCs called “Specializations” launched...

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Fisher leads workshop on multidisciplinary research for online education

Feb. 11, 2013—Doug Fisher, associate professor of computer science and of computer engineering, will co-chair a workshop Feb. 11-12 in Washington, D.C. to explore and delineate computer science and multidisciplinary research agendas designed to improve formal and informal education. A recent explosion of public and academic interest in online education has accompanied high-profile offerings of massively open...

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