Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts

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 […]

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 […]

Notes from JupyterDayPhilly 2017

Posted June 7, 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, […]

Guest Post: Report Back on Hack the TriCo

Posted April 19, 2017

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 […]

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 […]

Physical Computing for Digital Scholarship

Posted March 15, 2017

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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