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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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CTE Teaching and Learning Podcast – Teaching and Learning with Social Media at VCU

In this podcast episode we feature a conversation with Marcus Messner and Jeff South both faculty members at VCU’s School of Mass Communications. In the course of the conversation we explore how the use of social media has begun to impact their teaching, learning and professional practice. We begin with a brief description of their […]

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CTE Teaching and Learning Podcast – Fostering Student Engagement

This podcast episode focuses on student engagement and features a conversation among VCU faculty members Beth Freedman, Jessica Gordon, Melissa Johnson and Jane Lucas, all of whom teach in the University College Focused Inquiry program. As the conversation unfolds we explore indicators of student engagement and discuss teaching practices and classroom conditions that support it. […]

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CTE Teaching and Learning Podcast – Making the Transition to Online Teaching

This episode of the CTE’s Teaching and Learning podcast series features a conversation with Dr. Lynda Gillespie, Director of Technology for Chesterfield County Public Schools and adjunct professor for the VCU School of Education, and Dr. Britt Watwood from the VCU Center for Teaching Excellence. Lynda and Britt co-taught an online graduate course this Fall […]

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CTE Teaching and Learning Podcast: Exploring Digital Storytelling

This episode of the CTE’s Teaching and Learning podcast series features a conversation with Dr. Teresa Carter from the VCU School of Education, and Bud Deihl from the VCU Center for Teaching Excellence. The podcast begins with an introduction to the process of digital storytelling, and an introduction to the CTE’s digital storytelling program. In […]

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Teaching and Learning with Technology: Perspectives from VCU Faculty Members

This episode of the CTE’s Teaching and Learning podcast series features a conversation among VCU faculty members Jose Alcaine, Terry Carter, Jen Darragh, John Kneebone, Betsy Nance, Audrey Short and Ruth Westervelt, all of whom were participants in the 2008 Teaching and Learning with Technology Institute. During the discussion they reflect on their experiences using […]

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CTE Teaching and Learning Podcast – Writing in Open Spaces: Reflections on Blogging in the Classroom

Although much has been discussed and written about the educational use of blogs it remains a topic of interest. Many thoughtful educators continue to explore how writing blogs can be used to support learning, engage students with authentic audiences, and build community in the classroom. Complex pedagogical issues emerge when faculty and students invite dialogue […]

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CTE Teaching and Learning Podcast – Facebook: To Friend or Not to Friend?

As students continue to use Facebook to connect and communicate in increasing numbers, it has also become common for faculty members to consider the use of this social networking site to facilitate interaction in educational contexts. One of the perennial questions that arises is whether faculty should accept Facebook “friend requests” from students. In this […]

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CTE Teaching and Learning Podcast – Using Wikis in Education

In this podcast episode, Dr. Sara Wilson-McKay, Assistant Professor of Art Education at VCU, discusses the use of wikis to support teaching and learning in her courses. As the discussion unfolds, Dr. Wilson-McKay provides some wonderful insights about how wikis worked in her classroom, and how she was able to establish an inter-institutional collaboration with […]

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CTE Teaching and Learning Podcast – Exploring the Use of Facebook in Education

During the course of this academic year, the members of the CTE’s Using Technology to Enhance Teaching and Learning faculty learning community have been exploring the uses of social networking in a variety of educational contexts from advising, to recruitment, to course-based uses. In this podcast episode they discuss the use of Facebook in education. […]

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