TEDEd has introduced features that allow you to create customized online “lessons” with embedded questions and discussion features. TEDEd has been developing a library of free, short (usually 5-20 minutes), pithy videos on a wide range of academic topics, many of which are very suitable for college classrooms. Once you have created a TED account, [...]Read more»
Next Generation Learning
The website for Bryn Mawr's study of blended learning approaches to introductory science courses in a liberal arts environment, funded by a Next Generation Learning Challenge Grant..
The Provost’s Office at Bryn Mawr College is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the second annual conference on Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts at the college campus on May 20-21. The focus is on how this combination of online and in-class instruction can be used to improve student learning outcomes while [...]Read more»
Stanford University invited William G. Bowen, professor emeritus of Princeton and the Andrew Mellon Foundation, and trustee of the non-profit research organization, Ithaka, to give the 2012-2013 Tanner Lectures on Human Values. In two lectures on “The Productivity Problem in Higher Education” and “Prospects for an Online Learning Fix” and in seminars that followed, he [...]Read more»
The Open Learning Initiative (OLI) has just launched several new course packages in time for the fall semester, including: – an updated Introduction to Statistics – Anatomy & Physiology – Introduction to Biology – Introduction to Psychology OLI materials take a learner-centered approach to pedagogy and a research-based approach to educational design. Course development begins [...]Read more»
Steve Kolowich discusses blended learning initiatives at Bryn Mawr and Wesleyan in a June 29 article in Inside Higher Ed. He does an excellent job of contextualizing these initiatives, with links to recent research on the efficacy of blended learning and attitudes toward it.Read more»