Blended Learning Conference

Thank you to everyone who attended the Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts Conference, May 17-18, 2017! Videos and other materials have been posted to our Archives.

About the Conference

These conferences are a forum for faculty and staff 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.

While panels covered all topics related to blended learning in the liberal arts, particular themes of the 2017 conference included:

  • Open educational resources
  • Using blended learning to reduce costs/increase access
  • Student e-portfolios and other innovative ways of assessing student learning
  • Methods for building and framing digital skills, particularly in relation to student or curricular goals
  • Blended learning projects in a wider context — i.e., department, program, or college-level initiatives that look at blended learning beyond the boundaries of a single course

For more information about the conference, please contact Jennifer Spohrer, Manager of Educational Technology Services, Bryn Mawr College, at

The conference hashtag was #BlendLAC17. Our keynote speaker was Dr. Roopika Risam, Assistant Professor of English and Secondary English Education at Salem State University. Risam’s work combines digital humanities, hybrid and online teaching, and post-colonial studies. Her talk title was “Networks of Pedagogy: Notes towards a Decolonized Classroom.”

The conference was collocated with JupyterDay Philly, starting immediately after the Blended Learning conference.

More information on the Blended Learning Conference can be found on our blog and in our archives.



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