Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts

Bryn Mawr & the Educause Learning Initiative

Posted February 28, 2018

The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) is a community of higher education institutions and organizations committed to advancing learning through information technology innovation.  Each year the group convenes nationally, so that its members may share their work in pedagogical principles and practices.  The theme of the 2018 ELI Annual Meeting on January 29-31 in New Orleans […]

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 […]

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 […]

Trends in Educational Technology: Report from the ELI Annual Meeting

Posted March 8, 2017

A few weeks ago, Gina Siesing and I attended the ELI 2017 Annual Meeting to co-facilitate a workshop on digital citizenship for liberal arts colleges. ELI stands for EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative,  the arm of the EDUCAUSE professional association for technology in higher education that focuses on pedagogical uses of technology. Every year at the conference, […]

A Digital Archive for Creative Final Projects

Posted January 9, 2017

Project Team Veronica Montes, Cathryne Velazquez, Beth Seltzer, Palak Bhandari Courses Involved SOCL 218: Sociology of International Development SOCL 225: Women in Contemporary Society SOCL 235: Mexican-American Communities Timeline Platform development: Summer 2016 Piloted in course: Fall 2016 Project Links Veronica Montes’s website Archive of Student Creative Projects Goals and Description The aim of this […]

Exploring Sound and Anthropology

Posted January 9, 2017

Project Team Amanda Weidman, Christine Boyland, Melanie Bahti Courses Involved Anth B 266 Waves of Power: The Anthropology and Cultural Politics of Sound Timeline Platform development: Summer 2016 Piloted in course: Fall 2016 Goals and Description This is a new course that builds an anthropological understanding of sound as a product of human creativity, human […]

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, […]

Blended Learning from the Student Perspective: Summer Workers Report

Posted September 21, 2016

In Educational Technology Services in Bryn Mawr LITS, we work with many students each year, including both our interns and the student workers hired to help on particular projects. This past summer, students helped us out with website design, audio-visual editing, digital mapping, and HTML/CSS coding projects. But what do these projects entail, and what’s […]

Food and Drink in the Ancient World

Posted January 22, 2016

Project Team Annette M. Baertschi, Associate Professor, Greek, Latin and Classical Studies and Esther Chiang, Post-Bac Educational Technologist Course Involved CSTS 320: “Food and Drink in the Ancient World” Timeline Platform development: Summer 2015 Piloted in course: Fall 2015 Project Link The class’ Omeka website can be viewed by visiting this link. Goals and Description This […]

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