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The ability to access and benefit from some system or entity (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility). In the UDL context, this term generally refers to access for people with disabilities, particularly compatibility with assistive technologies. It is also used more broadly in the sense that a goal of UDL is to make learning accessible to the widest range of people possible. Not to be confused with usability.
Hewlett Foundation - Bates Final Evaluation Report 2021
20 Apr 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Robin Taylor
Taylor, Robin Terrell dba RTRES Consulting
Evaluation findings of Hewlett Foundation award to Bates College
Sizes, Scales and Specialization: Using Relative Proportions and Scientific Notation to Highlight the Diversity of Cell Types
15 Apr 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Heather Seitz1, Jillian Marie Miller2, Joseph Esquibel3
1. Johnson County Community College 2. Roane State Community College 3. Lansing Community College
This module explores how cell size and shape varies across cell types in the human body by having students calculate relative proportions of numbers in scientific notation.
Highlights of the Hewlett-Foundation Grant Award to Bates College (February 2021)
13 Apr 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
End-of grant highlights of the Hewlett-Foundation grant award to Bates College: Supporting more equitable and sustainable open education across STEM
SCORE/Hewlett Mini grant celebration - Feb 2, 2021 - YouTube
25 Mar 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Carrie Diaz Eaton1, Michelle Smith2, Amee Evans Godwin3, Cynthia Jimes3, Erin Vinson4, Brian Winkel5, Ben Galluzzo6
1. Bates College and QUBES 2. Cornell University 3. ISKME 4. University of Maine 5. SIMIODE - Systemic Initiative for Modeling Investigations and Opportunities with Differential Equations 6. Clarkson University
This is a recording of the presentations of results and lesson learned and panel discussion by recipients of the SCORE Network Collaborative Pilot Projects Program - Feb 2, 2021.
Resource list for inclusive teaching in STEM (HHMI)
25 Feb 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Carrie Diaz Eaton
Bates College and QUBES
A resource collection created for HHMI BioInteractive to guide the development of teaching resources aligned with principles of equity and inclusion.
Sizes, Scales, and Specialization: An activity highlighting the diversity in cell types
15 Feb 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
STEM OER Accessibility Framework and Guidebook
25 Jan 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Cynthia Jimes1, Amee Evans Godwin1, Sean Fox2, Anastasia Karaglani1, Nick Lobaito1
1. ISKME 2. SERC
This framework, developed by ISKME in partnership with SERC, provides a practical reference for curators and authors of STEM OER, with 23 accessibility criteria, or elements, to reference as they...
Investigating human impacts on Southeastern US stream ecology using R
01 Jan 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Alicia Caughman1, Emily Weigel1
Georgia Institute of Technology
Adaptation of the "Investigating human impacts on stream ecology: Scaling up from Local to National with a focus on the Southeast" specifically to focus on self-paced R code instruction
An Adaptation of "Lichens in Diverse Landscapes" for BIO 3400 Ecology at Greensboro College
08 Dec 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Sandra Cooke
This resource includes a lichen data analysis lab that I adapted for students in BIO 3400 Ecology, an upper level in person course at Greensboro College that met during the Fall 2020 semester.
Backyard Beetles + Pollinators Lab for BIO 3400 Ecology at Greensboro College
This contains Dr. Sandra Cooke's modifications to the EREN-NEON FLP Backyard Beetles + Pollinators project developed for BIO 3400 Ecology, an upper level course taught in person at Greensboro...
Case Study — World records as measures of senescence or randomness
12 Nov 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Carrie Diaz Eaton1, Carl Bergstrom2, Jevin West2
1. Bates College and QUBES 2. University of Washington
This is a project meant to accompany the Case Study that Carl Bergstrom, which uses R to explore whether declining track and field world record performance could be an artifact of sample size (less...
Case Study - Storks vs Babies
11 Nov 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
This is a R project based on the Robert Matthews paper Storks vs Babies. The idea is to replicate the results of the paper, learn a bit about R for linear fits and graphing and explore correlation...
Calling Bull Case Study — 99.9% Caffeine-free with R
This is an adaptation of Calling Bull's Case Study on how caffeine free is hot chocolate versus coffee in order to make it into a student project that uses R.
BS Inventory assignment
10 Nov 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
This is a written assignment with a recommended process and grading rubric to go with the BS Inventory assignment on callingbull.org.
Weekly Reflection Template for Calling Bull
This is a weekly reflection template designed to induce reflection about week's themes, integrate the week's themes into ones life, and identify any issues or successes students are having to...
Why, when, and how to cite sources of biodiversity specimen data
07 Nov 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Katie Pearson
Cal Poly State University
This short video and assessment explain why we as scientists should cite our data sources and how we can do this for sources of biodiversity specimen data.
Nature’s Flying Machines: The Evolutionary Relationship of Avian Form & Function
28 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Melissa Haswell
In this series of activities, birds will be used as the model organism. The modules examine the connections between body form and function over time by investigating the relationship between avian...
S-JEDI Learning Group Resource
27 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Carrie Diaz Eaton1, Jasmine Roberts2, Pat Marsteller3, Maggie Diamond-Stanic4
1. Bates College and QUBES 2. The Ohio State University 3. Emory University 4. Bates College
This resource provides a curriculum for a 6 week learning group centered on examining social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, specifically geared to organizational leaders in open education.
Backyard Beetles + Pollinators: EREN-NEON Flexible Learning Project
18 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kaitlin Stack Whitney
Rochester Institute of Technology
Students observe insect pollinators and other floral visitors in their backyards, or campus, or nearby natural areas to describe plant-pollinator networks and assess how the assemblages from their...
STEM Inclusive Teaching Practices Webinar Series: Universal Design for Learning Recording
14 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Hayley Orndorf1, Andrew Osborne Hasley2
1. University of Pittsburgh 2. BioQuest
Video recordings (with captions), transcript, and chat for the STEM Inclusive Teaching Practices Webinar Series: Universal Design for Learning.