Blended Learning Conference

Conference registration now open!

The seventh annual Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts Conference will be held Wednesday, May 23 – Thursday, May 24, 2018 at Bryn Mawr College, just outside of Philadelphia. These conferences are a forum for faculty, staff, and students to share resources, techniques, findings, and experiences related to blended learning. Our definition of blended learning is quite broad, encompassing any combination of online and face-to-face instruction that supports close faculty-student interactions and high-impact, student-centered pedagogies, promotes life-long learning, or otherwise contributes to the goals and mission of a liberal arts education.

Randy BassThis year, we’re excited to announce that our keynote speaker will be Randy Bass. Bass is the Vice Provost for Education and a Professor of English at Georgetown University. He is the Founding Executive Director of Georgetown’s Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS), a University-wide center supporting faculty work in new learning and research environments, where he continues as a Senior Scholar for Pedagogical Research.

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Blended Learning 2018 Topics

We were open to all topics related to blended learning in the liberal arts. Based on past participant feedback, we solicited proposals that focus on process as well as product, give hands-on practical advice and implementation tips, and/or show methods and techniques over time.

Possible themes include:

  • Experiential learning with digital technology: making, gamification, simulations, media
  • Blending to reduce costs and increase access, including OER
  • Development of new approaches for assessment, on the course or program level
  • Institution-level strategies, initiatives, and programming

Session formats include 20-minute presentations, 75-minute panels (including presenters from at least two institutions), 75-minute hands-on interactive workshops, and NEW this year, 5-minute pitches for the plenary Lightning Round.

Contact Jennifer Spohrer at blendedlearning@brynmawr.edu with questions. This conference is supported by Bryn Mawr College, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Teagle Foundation.

Past conference archives.

 

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