Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts

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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Successful digital innovation aligns with institutional mission and strengths

When I give talks about the Blended Learning in the Liberals Arts initiative, I am often asked what other colleges can learn from our experience. Our conclusions have been recently summarized in an article for Trusteeship magazine, entitled Disrupting Assumptions: E-Learning at Liberal Arts Colleges, co-authored by me, president Kimberly Cassidy and the secretary of […]

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Digital Pedagogy Trends at MLA ’17

The main conceptual tension we face today when we talk about digital pedagogy is the tension between openness and safety. We are drawn towards the possibilities offered by making our work more accessible, letting our students join authentic conversations, and more richly explaining what we do to the world outside the academy. Yet at the […]

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Developing for the HoloLens: A Winter Intern’s Perspective

Over winter break, Educational Technology Services (ETS) had the opportunity to hold a winter internship for students to learn more about the process of developing for the Microsoft HoloLens. ETS has been working with Pearson since September to explore educational uses for mixed/augmented reality, but winter break gave ETS the chance to see what four […]

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Brain-Based Design Thinking Workshop

          On January 13, 2017, Edward O’Neill facilitated a workshop at Bryn Mawr College on Brain-Based Design Thinking.  Based in cognitive psychology and behavioral economics, O’Neill uses the physiology of the brain and human behavior to explain why creative problem solving can be difficult and offers an approach that combines listening, […]

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