Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts

Digital Pedagogy Trends at MLA ’17

Posted February 22, 2017

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 […]

Brain-Based Design Thinking Workshop

Posted January 25, 2017

          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, […]

Digital Technologies, Architecture, and 3D Rome

Posted January 9, 2017

Project Team Tom Morton Course Involved CITY 360: Architecture of the Eternal City: Rome of the Emperors, Popes, and Starchitects Timeline Piloted in course: Fall 2016 Goals and Description Diane Favro (UCLA) visited Bryn Mawr during the 2016 fall term to give a public lecture on her work involving digital technologies and the study of […]

Digitizing Chinese Propaganda Posters

Posted January 9, 2017

Project Team Shiamin Kwa, Anna-Alexandra Fodde-Reguer, Yue Xiu, Mengnan Zhang Course Involved EALC 225: 100 Years of Chinese Fiction Timeline Platform development: Summer 2016 Piloted in course: AY 2016-2017 Project Links Workshop on Haverford’s Chinese Propaganda Poster Collection Goals and Description The project involves the digitization and cataloguing of an archive of propaganda posters held […]

Creating a Digital Cholera Mapping Assignment

Posted January 9, 2017

Project Team Melissa Pashigian, Beth Seltzer, Han Truong Courses Involved Anthropology 210 Medical Anthropology Timeline Platform development: Summer 2016 Piloted in course: Fall 2016 Goals and Description This project adds a module and assignment to Anth 210 that uses a Google Earth Map/GIS mapping approach to investigate the cholera epidemic in London.

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 […]

Pull out your phones: Using interactive polling in the classroom

Posted November 16, 2016

Gone are the days of raising hands, putting thumbs up or down, or holding up a number of fingers to get an idea as to what a collective group of people is thinking. With the emergence of new polling tools, hands and fingers have been replaced with smartphones and tablets. These polling tools hide names […]

You Want to Record WHAT?!

Posted November 2, 2016

It’s easier than ever to record events and activities at Bryn Mawr, thanks to an extensive loan pool of equipment at the Canaday Circulation Desk.  Want to record a practice run-through of your presentation before doing it in front of an audience?…  Want to make an MP3 of your friend’s recital?…  Need to take photographs […]

Reblogged: Testing Microsoft Hololens in Class | Miranda’s Banter Blog

Posted October 27, 2016

The Bryn Mawr College Physics Senior Seminar class was in for a special treat on Monday October 24. Education specialists from Bryn Mawr College’s Blended Learning Initiative and Pearson Education Corporation brought in the latest Microsoft Hololens for students to test and give feedback on. Lucky for us, Pearson contacted Bryn Mawr College first about this demo […]

ePortfolios: The Good, the Bad, and What We’re Reading About It

Posted October 19, 2016

Imagine this. During college, instead of writing short essay responses on Moodle, you write them on your personal blog. You get in a heated debate with four of your classmates and two advocates as a nearby non-profit about local environmental issues. Instead of a final paper, you build a digital map on urban food deserts, […]