Bryn Mawr College is pleased to host its second annual conference on Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts on May 20-21, 2013. As with last year's conference, the goal is to give faculty and instructional support staff an opportunity to share resources, techniques and findings with peers who have been experimenting with blended learning in a liberal arts college setting.
This year's plenary will include an update on findings from the Next Generation Learning Challenge grant-funded study of blended learning, including preliminary data from the pilot courses being taught at partner colleges this academic year. Faculty from a variety of disciplines and institutions will be presenting on their experiences and approaches, including:
* Using a blended approach to teach cultural studies.
* Techniques small liberal arts classes can borrow from MOOCs.
* Unexpected findings from a flipped class experiment: Thinking about the group-individual spectrum.
* Discussion forum techniques that actually engage students on the five days of the week when they aren't in class.
* Using blended learning to capitalize on current research on memory and how humans learn.
There will also be opportunities to gain hands-on experience with tools and courseware for blended learning and to brainstorm about ways to collaboratively develop and share resources and approaches.
Conference events will run between 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on May 20, and 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on May 21, and will take place on the Bryn Mawr campus.
More information and online registration is available at: