Showing posts from June, 2017

Blended learning Conference, Bryn Mawr College, May 17-18

Bryn Mawr College hosted the Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts Conference on May 17-18, 2017.  I was able to present as part of a group, sharing about development of the ACM Institute on College Futures (ICF) Institute online course. 
The presentation may be viewed from the conference repository:

The ICF was originally a program of two-day workshops in which faculty gained a broad overview of the economics of higher education and explored various financial planning challenges that colleges face. To disseminate this material to faculty and staff more broadly, the ACM developed the Institute on College Futures Online (ICF Online), a self-paced professional development course that recreates the seminar experience in an online environment. 

More information Blended Learning Conference may be found on the conference blog at: You may find information and presentations from past Blended Le…

Formative Assessment - Android apps

I recently came across this post on the Educational Technology and Mobile Learning blog, listing a number of apps that may be used for formative assessment. I have not used all of these, but the list provides some good options for gathering "in-time" feedback from students.

Kahoot is fun to use. while straight-forward and easy to use it offers some sophistication as well.

Poll Everywhere is one that I have heard a lot about, but have not had the opportunity to use. I also would like to mention Mentimeter. I have participated in a poll using this tool and it was easy to use.

One other app from this list that looks interesting is Plickers. This app uses the instructor's mobile camera to read symbols on cards held up by students. The students do not need their own devices. This may be a good option for someone who does not want students to have devices in the classroom, or who does not what to discriminate between those that have a device and those who do not. This tool favo…