Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts

'Tech Spotlight' Archive

Beyond the Overhead Projector: Digital Solutions for Writing on Screen

Posted February 14, 2018

Shortly before the beginning of the semester, Bryn Mawr’s Educational Technology Services hosted a workshop for faculty and staff focused on tech solutions for “writing on screen”. The tech tools we shared during the workshop are alternatives to analog chalk-and-blackboard presentations, and can give teachers greater flexibility in presenting, saving, and sharing their writing. We […]

Helping Middle School Students Build Robots: Digital Competencies for the Next Generation

Posted December 13, 2017

This year, Bryn Mawr launched the Digital Competencies Initiative which is aimed at providing students with the tools they need to compete and fully participate in all aspects of a world that operates at the click of a button. The Initiative, which was designed by Bryn Mawr faculty and educational technologists, takes the form of […]

A Quick Intro to Digital Publishing Options

Posted November 21, 2017

If you’re a student, staff or faculty member who wants to start publishing on the web, there are a couple of popular options: 1) WordPress. According to their website (as of November 2017), 29% of the web runs on WordPress. Best for: Blogging, traditional websites Examples: LILAC Summer Internships, Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts, This […]

Photogrammetry: Digitize and Democratize

Posted October 25, 2017

Last week, the audience at our third Tech Talk of the semester heard from Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology Caroline VanSickle and GSAS students Matt Jameson and Sarah Luckey, who presented about their experience with photogrammetry. Photogrammetry is a photographic imaging technique that uses sets of photographs to create 3D models. Using techniques from computational […]

Data and You Intensive September 23-24

Posted September 13, 2017

With the beginning of the school year you’ll find many new and exciting opportunities to learn and expand your own skill sets, both inside and outside the classroom. The following is a guest blog post from Ella Braden, LILAC’s STEM Coordinator on the upcoming Data & You Mini-Intensive.  Specifically, this Intensive is an opportunity to […]

Can you spot College Hall in this Microsoft HoloLens video?

Posted May 3, 2017

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, […]

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

Posted April 5, 2017

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 […]

Developing for the HoloLens: A Winter Intern’s Perspective

Posted February 8, 2017

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 […]

The Joys of Microsoft OneNote

Posted December 14, 2016

I have been an avid user of OneNote for a couple of years now, but have just learned a few new tricks thanks to a webinar Microsoft hosted. OneNote is a note-taking software at its core, but in reality can do so much more! Since we at Bryn Mawr College are using the version of […]

HoloLens Applications: Telling Indigenous Stories with Virtual Reality

Posted November 30, 2016

Over the past few months, the ETS team has been brainstorming educational applications of virtual and mixed reality devices like the HoloLens. We’ve been collecting great ideas from participants in our workshops – everything from visualizations of cell biology to exploring a Roman marketplace to using virtual reality to see internal structures of a building […]

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