Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts

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 […]

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 […]

HoloLenses are here!

Posted October 5, 2016

Bryn Mawr College is one of a few educational institutions chosen to partner with Pearson Education to explore how the HoloLens, which Microsoft describes as a “mixed reality” device capable of superimposing 3D holograms onto a real environment, might enhance college teaching and learning. On September 15, ETS received several Development Edition Microsoft HoloLens and […]

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 […]

Faculty-Authored Interactive Online Learning Modules Go Live!

Posted September 7, 2016

This fall, faculty at Bryn Mawr and seven partner liberal arts colleges will be field-testing online, interactive learning modules they have developed and refined over the past two years. Faculty teaching introductory chemistry, calculus and physics will be piloting interactive learning materials created for the Blended, Just-in-Time Math Fundamentals program, developed through a $1.6 million […]

Building Bryn Mawr

Posted January 22, 2016

Project Team Alicia Walker, Assistant Professor of Medieval Art and Architecture and Director of the Center for Visual Culture plus her student assistants Joseph Marra, Associate Director for Planning and Projects Camilla MacKay, Manager of Research and Instructional Services Scholarly Communications Librarian Course Involved First-Year Emily Balch Writing Seminar, “Building Bryn Mawr” Timeline Platform development: […]

Blending Abnormal Psychology

Posted January 22, 2016

Project Team Marc Schulz, Rachel C. Hale Chair in the Sciences and Mathematics Chair of the Psychology Department Course Involved PSYC 239: Abnormal Psychology Timeline Platform development: Fall 2014 Piloted in courses: 2014-2015 Goals and Description This course, Abnormal Psychology, incorporates blended learning to engage students in new, rewarding ways. With the addition of regular online quizzes, […]

Collaborative Online Spaces in Writing, Education, and the 360 Program

Posted January 22, 2016

Project Team Anne Dalke, Jody Cohen, Ann Dixon, Emily Maroni (student intern), and Rebecca Cook (student intern) Courses Involved EMLYoo1: Doing Justice: Nature and Culture (two linked sections) EDUC 270: Identity, Access, and Innovation in Education Identity Matters 360°: Being, Belonging, Becoming (includes 3 classes: ENGL 293 Critical Feminist Studies; ICPR 207 Disability, Identity, Culture; […]

Computational Notebook

Posted January 22, 2016

Project Team Douglas Blank Courses Involved EMLY022: Humanity and Technology Timeline Platform development: Summer-Fall 2014 Piloted in courses: AY 2014-2015 Goals and Description Through Mellon funding, Douglas Blank has created a computational notebook for liberal arts education. Blending reading, computation, and writing, this innovative project provides students with a new way to express themselves through […]

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