Bryn Mawr College announced that the third annual Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts Conference will be held on 21-22 May 2014. Advance registration by May 15 is required. Registration is free for Swarthmore College faculty and staff. This conference is part of the college’s Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts Initiative, funded by Next Generation Learning Challenges and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. It is designed as a forum for college faculty and staff to share resources, experiences, and findings related to blended learning. Particular emphasis is placed on using blended learning to improve learning outcomes and support the close faculty-student … Continue reading 2014 Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts Conference (hosted by Bryn Mawr College)
Q: What do Antarctica, Brazil, and the Beardsley Media Center have in common? A: They’re all places that Jeremy Polk has worked. Jeremy Polk joined ITS last week in the role of Media Center Coordinator. Jeremy previously worked as a media producer at the National Science Foundation, where he specialized in documentary filmmaking and media technology support. In 2010-11, he directed and produced three short documentary videos in Antarctica for the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) Ice Core Project, for which he was awarded the Antarctica Service Medal of the United States of America. Jeremy has also worked as a … Continue reading New Coordinator for the Beardsley Media Center Arrives
We’re pleased to welcome Ashley Turner to the Media Services group. Her colleagues, Michael Patterson, Dave Neal, and Mike Bednarz, are renowned on campus for their helpfulness. Unfortunately, we’d come to the point where the event and course needs of the campus required a level of support from them that often exceeded the merely heroic. Ashley joined us as a Media Services Specialist in August and has already become an indispensable member of the team. Before coming to Swarthmore, she was the sound engineer for the Wilma Theater and an adjunct instructor of sound design at Drexel University. She earned … Continue reading Ashley Turner joins Media Services
Starting immediately, I.T.S. is providing all students, faculty, and staff with access to lynda.com, an online subscription library that teaches the latest software skills through high-quality instructional videos. Lynda.com maintains a very large and up-to-date library of courses taught by prominent technologists and designers. New titles are added every week. To try out the videos, visit http://lynda.swarthmore.edu or find the link under the “More” menu on the Dash toolbar. Lynda is tied into our single sign-on system, so you can log in with your College username and password. You can watch the videos 24/7, from anywhere that you have network access. You … Continue reading Lynda.com: a great new technical training resource
ITS and the libraries are pleased to announce the 2013 SEED projects. As they did in our inaugural year of 2012, Swarthmore faculty and staff submitted an exciting and innovate pool of proposals. Here are this year’s recipients of SEED support: Collaborative web repository for video clip collections Erik Cheever, Ben Berger, and Sunka Simon Creating accessible course materials for students with disabilities and learning differences Leslie Hempling E-Latin Texts William Turpin Human rights and atrocities library guide Krista Thomason Online chemistry readiness exam for first year students Kathleen Howard with General Chemistry Instructional Staff and Josh Newby Reading Involves … Continue reading Libraries and ITS announce recipients of 2013 Summer Education eProject Development (SEED) support
Do you have educational content, activities, or projects that you want to put online, but don’t have the time or know-how? The libraries and ITS invite all current employees (including faculty, instructional staff, and staff) to submit proposals for Summer Educational eProject Development (SEED) support. SEED projects will receive dedicated support from software developers, librarians, academic technologists, and student interns for an eight-week period of project development in June and July 2013. With your SEED project team’s help, you can create a new digital object or resource that enhances your teaching or facilitates undergraduate research. Successful projects will have: a clear … Continue reading Libraries and ITS solicit Summer Educational eProject Development (SEED) proposals.