Education Technology Fellowship

Vanderbilt University to host Education Technology Fellowship

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Vanderbilt University, in conjunction with the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), is offering a three-day fellowship for working journalists interested in exploring the bold opportunities and unique challenges of the educational technology revolution and its effect on all levels of education, from pre-school to post-graduate work. The program will be held Nov. 14-17 on the campus of Peabody College, Vanderbilt's renowned college of education and human development.

The program is designed to engage journalists, teachers, Vanderbilt faculty and other experts in discussions about educational technology as a potentially powerful, effective tool that can enhance learning when properly managed and applied. Among the questions to be addressed are: How can educators prepare students to use this tool to succeed in an increasingly complex and fast-paced world? Can a computer ever substitute for a teacher, or an online class replace a university seminar? How will students without access to sophisticated technological resources fare in the real world?

Long recognized as one of the nation's top training grounds for teachers, Peabody College is uniquely positioned to examine these issues. Through collaboration with classroom teachers, its researchers have developed programs and technology - in use in schools around the country and the world - that meet the real-world needs of teachers' and their students. During the fellowship, participants will have an opportunity to visit a Nashville public school to see some of the programs in action as well as hear from the teachers whose experiences help shape Peabody's curriculum and research.

The fellowship is available to a limited number of reporters, editors and other journalists at newspapers or magazines; broadcast media in major markets; online media; and freelancers with substantial experience in the field. As host, Vanderbilt will cover the costs of your room and board for the duration of the fellowship. Your media organization is responsible for your travel expenses and salary during the fellowship.

Application deadline is October 15 at 5 p.m. Fellows will be notified of acceptance in writing by Oct. 23. Interested journalists should send a letter indicating why they would like to attend and a bio to Jill Bratina, Vanderbilt University, 511 Kirkland Hall, Nashville, TN 37240. If you would like more information, on the program and speakers, visit our Web site at


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