Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts

Beyond the Overhead Projector: Digital Solutions for Writing on Screen

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 […]

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Technology BMC Internships: Get Paid to Develop Your Digital Competencies This Summer!

There are a range of summer 2018 student job and internship opportunities with Bryn Mawr’s Library and Information Technology Services. Here, we’re featuring three different types of position offered by our team to work on Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts. All of these positions will help you build your digital competencies; aka, the digital […]

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

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 […]

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Digital Competencies Think Tank

The following is a guest post from Gina Siesing, Bryn Mawr College’s Chief Information Officer and Director of Libraries. Beth Seltzer, Jenny Spohrer, and I had the pleasure of co-facilitating a “Think Tank” session at Davidson College last month, focused on the Bryn Mawr Digital Competencies model and design of allied programs across liberal arts […]

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A Quick Intro to Digital Publishing Options

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 […]

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LACOL’s Language Skills Map and Diagnostic Dashboard

As part of the Liberal Arts Consortium for Online Learning (LACOL), a group of foreign language faculty and technologists are working toward a Collaborative Language Diagnostics and Refresher Framework, including a visual dashboard to help faculty efficiently assess the language proficiencies of new students.  In ancient and modern languages, faculty are seeking better procedures and […]

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Photogrammetry: Digitize and Democratize

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 […]

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Data and You Intensive September 23-24

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 […]

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Summer Interns 2017: Digital Competencies and More

Over this past summer, ETS coordinated five interns in ten-week student internships. We had two types of internship. Our digital curriculum internship was mostly centered on helping members of the Bryn Mawr community better understand new changes and features in new and preexisting technologies. Our AR/VR internship was an opportunity to build upon our successful […]

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A Flipped Classroom Model for Information Literacy Instruction

Bryn Mawr librarians Olivia Castello and Alex Pfundt used a Blended Learning seed grant to flip library instruction and make it more active. Their assessment of the efficacy of the flipped classroom model was recently published in the Journal of Creative Library Practice. Abstract With the help of a Curricular Development Seed Grant, funded by […]

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