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At Bryn Mawr, Liberal-Arts Colleges Explore Online Learning as a Tool for Closer Connections

Posted July 8, 2011

Liberal-arts colleges pride themselves on students’ personal relationships with professors and intellectual exchange with fellow students. Is there a role for online learning in this model? At a recent conference on Bryn Mawr’s campus, Candace Thille, the director of Carnegie Mellon University’s Open Learning Initiative, made the case that integrating the OLI’s sophisticated online courses […]

Grant Allows Bryn Mawr to Explore Blend of Online Learning and Liberal-Arts Classroom Interaction

Posted April 7, 2011

Bryn Mawr College has received a $250,000 grant from Next Generation Learning Challenges to introduce open-source courseware modules into traditional science and math courses to improve course and college completion, announced Bryn Mawr Provost Kim Cassidy today. “There remains a misconception that online learning is always an isolating experience, a bias that’s even more pronounced […]