Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts

A Flipped Classroom Model for Information Literacy Instruction

Bryn Mawr librarians Olivia Castello and Alex Pfundt used a Blended Learning seed grant to flip library instruction and make it more active. Their assessment of the efficacy of the flipped classroom model was recently published in the Journal of Creative Library Practice. Abstract With the help of a Curricular Development Seed Grant, funded by […]

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Notes from JupyterDayPhilly 2017

JupyterDayPhilly took place May 19, 2017 at Bryn Mawr College. (See our previous post on Jupyter Notebooks—they’re interactive online books that let users mix live computation with narrative.) Users explored the advantages and challenges of using the Notebooks across a range of disciplines. It was a powerful demonstration that STEM fields increasingly value digital proficiency, […]

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Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts Conference 2017

We had the pleasure of hosting the sixth annual Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts Conference May 17-18 at Bryn Mawr College, collocated this year with JupyterDayPhilly on May 19. We had 143 registrants for the Blended Learning conference, which featured nine workshops, over a dozen panels, a poster session, and keynote from Dr. Roopika […]

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Can you spot Thomas Hall in this Microsoft HoloLens video?

A few weeks ago, a film crew from Microsoft came to interview some of our faculty, staff, and interns who worked on the HoloLens. It goes pretty quickly, but can you spot some familiar BMC faces and locations? Interested in working with the HoloLens? Learn more about what Bryn Mawr is doing with the HoloLens, […]

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Guest Post: Report Back on Hack the TriCo

A few months back, we were approached by student organizers of “Hack the TriCo,” and had the pleasure to serve as one of the sponsors of this project. This is a cross-posted report on the Hackathon written by Ellen Liu, a Swarthmore student. Liu organized the event along with Jocelyn Dunkley, a Bryn Mawr student […]

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What are Jupyter Notebooks? Why would I want to use them?

Right after the Blended Learning Conference, Bryn Mawr is hosting JupyterDayPhilly on May 19, 2017. The theme is “Transformative Teaching with the Jupyter Notebook.” But what is a Jupyter Notebook, and why would you want to teach with it? “The Jupyter Notebook is an open-source web application that allows you to create and share documents […]

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Registration Open for the Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts Conference

The sixth annual Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts College is coming up May 17 – 18 at Bryn Mawr. Learn more about the conference and register today! What is the Blended Learning Conference? These conferences (now in their sixth year) are a forum for faculty and staff to share resources, techniques, findings, and experiences […]

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Physical Computing for Digital Scholarship

Project Team Francesca Agnello ’18, Makenna Lenover ’19, Nathália Santos ’18, Jacy Li ’19, and Alicia Peaker, Digital Scholarship Specialist Project Involved Digital Scholarship Research Assistants Program Timeline Workplan: Week 1 03/23 – 03/29: Experimenting With Hardware: *Learn the basics of Arduino, LilyPad, Raspberry Pi, and Makey-Makey; *Introduction to necessary coding: Arduino IDE; *Understand how […]

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Trends in Educational Technology: Report from the ELI Annual Meeting

A few weeks ago, Gina Siesing and I attended the ELI 2017 Annual Meeting to co-facilitate a workshop on digital citizenship for liberal arts colleges. ELI stands for EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative,  the arm of the EDUCAUSE professional association for technology in higher education that focuses on pedagogical uses of technology. Every year at the conference, […]

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Apply by 3/13 for Digital Curriculum and Virtual Reality Summer Internships

We’re offering two different types of paid internships for Bryn Mawr students this summer. Gain useful work experience and expand your digital skill set! Apply by 3/13. Digital Curriculum interns assist Bryn Mawr faculty and staff with digital course materials and curricular development, gaining experience in areas such as project management and assessment, coding and […]

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