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QUBES: An education gateway for professional development, OER sharing, and project support

Author(s): Sam S Donovan1, Hayley Orndorf1, Drew LaMar2

1. University of Pittsburgh 2. College of William and Mary

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Poster about QUBES as an education gateway presented at the 2019 Biology Leadership Community meeting

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Version 1.0 - published on 19 Mar 2019 doi:10.25334/Q4CM9C - cite this Last public release: 2.0


The Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education & Synthesis (QUBES; project has adopted a “scientific gateways” model [1] to accelerate undergraduate biology education reform. As such, QUBES provides an accessible and integrated cyberinfrastructure that makes it possible to coordinate and streamline the work of a diverse and distributed community of biology educators. The QUBES services include an online professional development model (faculty mentoring networks – FMNs), an open educational resources publication and versioning platform, diverse types of community hosting, workshop support, and access to cloud-based computational resources. The integration of these functionalities within a single gateway provides important opportunities for both individual faculty and education projects to engage with the professional community and amplify their scholarship. We argue that professional participation through a scientific gateway reflects a more robust and sustainable set of strategies for reforming undergraduate STEM education.

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