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How Online Innovations are Transforming Learning: ELI Fall Focus Event

The past few years have witnessed some dramatic and interesting changes within the landscape of higher education. Phenomena like MOOCs (massive open online courses), learning analytics, and new concepts such as personalized and adaptive learning not only represent innovations, but also entirely new models for teaching and learning.  In many ways, these remain emerging conversations […]

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CTE Program Review – Faculty Open Forums

The Center for Teaching Excellence is in the process of conducting a program review to gain deeper understanding about the ways our mission and work are serving the VCU community. A vital part of this process will be engaging faculty in conversations that can yield ideas and insights to shape our future strategic planning. An […]

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CTE iPad Pilot Project

 The VCU Center for Teaching Excellence announces a call for proposals for its 2013 iPad Pilot Project. This pilot provides faculty with the opportunity to explore the use of tablet technology with students in a course setting. For more information, http://www.vcu.edu/cte/programs/instructional_technology/I3/iPadPilot.html. or contact Stan Anamuah-Mensah at sanamuahmens@vcu.edu.

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Turning Technologies Clickers (Fall 2012)

Following a university-wide review of classroom response technology (a.k.a. “clickers”) in the Spring of 2012, VCU made the decision to adopt Turning Technologies as the centrally supported clicker solution beginning in the Fall 2012 semester. This web page is intended to provide faculty with information and resources to assist with the adoption of this new […]

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CTE iPad Pilot Project

The CTE has announced a call for proposals for its iPad Pilot Project that will begin in the Fall 2012 semester. To learn more about the project please visit the following website: http://www.vcu.edu/cte/programs/instructional_technology/I3/iPadPilot.html The deadline for submission of proposals is 13 April 2012.

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Online Course Development Initiative

The Center for Teaching Excellence invites applications for participation in the Online Course Development Initiative for the 2011-2012 academic year. This yearlong program provides support for faculty members to develop and teach an online course, and is part of a strategic effort sponsored by the Office of the Provost to grow high quality online programs […]

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Article of the Month – Theoretical Frameworks and Models of Learning: Tools for Developing Conceptions of Teaching and Learning

Conceptions of teaching and learning can often be highly personalized constructions, consisting of a bricolage of individual teachers’ assumptions, knowledge and beliefs about teaching and learning. These conceptions can be tacit or explicit and can drive practices and decisions about teaching. This article examines key theoretical frameworks intended to help faculty members examine, name and […]

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CTE Teaching and Learning Podcast – Open Access Publishing in Higher Education

In this episode, Dan Ream of VCU Libraries joins us to provide an introduction to open access publishing. In the course of the conversation we explore issues driving the practice of open access in higher education, look at some examples of successful university projects and briefly discuss what VCU is doing in regard to open […]

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Article of the Month – Critical Thinking Framework For Any Discipline

As we have worked with faculty over the years, one area that comes up time and time again is critical thinking. Defining what critical thinking means in our own disciplines, communicating our critical thinking expectations to our students, and finding effective ways to both promote and assess it, remain challenging. The following article by Robert […]

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Women Veterans Returning to Campus: Exploring the Military and Gender Transition Issues

There are currently nearly 1.8 million living women military veterans in this country and over 103,000 have been deployed to Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Women in the military and most especially those deployed to an operation where they may be exposed to combat, creates unique issues and concerns on college campuses. The […]

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