Blended Learning and Liberal Arts Colleges

The current buzz about “blended learning” heralds the combination of face-to-face and online education as a great way to teach effectively and economically, especially for underprepared students. While SMU and other universities that take pride in offering small classes and personal interaction among faculty and students may seem reluctant to embrace online learning programs, faculty at Bryn Mawr College and Wesleyan University are now experimenting with courses offered by Carnegie Mellon University’s Open Learning Initiative. Their experiences are discussed on the Inside Higher Ed website.

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