BOLD: Blended and Online Learning Discussion Series - Promising Experiments from Bryn Mawr, U. of Penn and Princeton
BOLD: Blended and Online Learning Discussion Series
Blended Learning in Support of STEM:
Promising Experiments from Bryn Mawr, U. of Penn and Princeton
Elizabeth McCormack, Associate Provost, Professor of Physics, Bryn Mawr College
Bruce Lenthall, Executive Director, Center for Teaching & Learning, University of Pennsylvania
Steve Gubser, Professor of Physics, Princeton
A number of innovative teaching projects at area campuses are demonstrating how face-to-face teaching blended with online learning can increase student success in STEM courses. Our panelists will present a variety of these endeavors including: targeted online modules for students with gaps in math and science skills; flipped classes that enable faculty to deepen their students’ engagement with their most complex course material; and online learning combined with structured classroom activities that intensify student interaction in large STEM classes. These projects are revealing new possibilities for faculty to increase access and retention in gateway courses for underrepresented and underprepared students as well as to expand success in the most challenging areas of the curriculum among all their students. Join us for their presentations and a discussion of the challenges and promises of blended learning.
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