SimBio Materials and Webinars!
If you are in need of remote teaching tools due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SimBio is here to help! SimBio’s inquiry-driven virtual labs and interactive chapters cover topics in introductory biology, ecology, evolution, and cell biology, and use built-in tools to make it easy to set up, deliver, and assess student work. If you and your course are new to SimBio, we’re offering free trials of SimBio’s modules this term to help instructors move courses online. (If you are an existing customer and your classes are being impacted by closures, you may add additional modules to your SimUText at no extra charge.) For more information, please visit the coronavirus response page on the SimBio website.”
Webinars to help instructors get started:
Instructors often find our 20-30 minute (depending on questions) webinars with SimBio authors to be an efficient way to get up and running quickly.
#1 Teaching with SimUText Ecology - Thursday April 2nd
@10a pacific /11a mountain /12p central /1p eastern
Description: Dr. John Roach is both an author AND a user of our interactive ecology chapters, designed to supplement or replace a traditional ecology textbook. John periodically teaches with SimUText Ecology at the University of Montana and will demo chapters and share/brainstorm teaching strategies.
#2 Simulated Labs for Intro-Level Courses - Friday April 3rd
@11a pacific /12p mountain /1p central /2p eastern
Description: Dr. Eli Meir, SimBio’s founder, will demo and discuss some of his favorite SimBio Virtual Labs for introductory-level biology courses (majors and non-majors). A longtime advocate of active learning, Eli spearheaded SimBio’s use of simulated biological systems to promote learning by experimentation over 25 years ago. He is the director of SimBio's education research team and is an active participant in all of our content development.