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Teaching, learning, and research resources that are free of cost and access barriers and which also carry legal permission for open use. (SPARC)
Apr 30 2021
AAC&U, with ISKME and OpenStax, Launches Open Education Institute
Highlights of the Hewlett-Foundation Grant Award to Bates College (February 2021)
13 Apr 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Robin Taylor
End-of grant highlights of the Hewlett-Foundation grant award to Bates College: Supporting more equitable and sustainable open education across STEM
Study Findings to Understand Students' Perceptions of OEP/OER
The purpose of this study is to explore the relationships for students’ perceptions of OER, efficacy of course constructs, course achievement, and demographic characteristics.
Wind and Ocean Ecosystems (Project EDDIE)
09 Apr 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Alanna Lecher1, April Watson1
This module introduces students to the concepts of Ekman transport, eastern boundary currents, and upwelling, while learning how to find a location on a map using latitude and longitude, how to...
Food, Energy and Water Learning Modules (FEWLM) Workbooks
19 Mar 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Porche L. Spence1, Tonya Maria Gerald-Goins2, Greg Goins3
1. North Carolina A&T State University; North Carolina Central University 2. North Carolina Central University 3. North Carolina A&T State University
FEWLM is a low-cost inquiry-based interdisciplinary STEM prototypical curriculum built on Next Generation Science Standards, systems thinking and informed engineering design pedagogy.
Designing an Anti-Racist Syllabus
08 Mar 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By CSUEB Alliance for the Black Community Education1, Ana Almeida1, Kim Geron1, Pascale S. Guiton1, Nina Haft1, Marlin Halim1, Eve Higby1, Michael Lee1, ZáNean McClain1
California State University East Bay
The Alliance for the Black Community (ABC) developed a workshop to help faculty at California State University East Bay redesign their syllabi to incorporate anti-racist pedagogical practices.
Graphing bacterial growth rates: semi-log graphs v linear graphs
26 Feb 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Adam Marschall Jaros1, Adronisha Frazier2, Beth Alford2, Brandy Williams2
1. Lansing Community College 2. Northshore Technical Community College
In this activity, students will explore the concept of binary fission, generation time, and bacterial growth curves, with an emphasis on the log phase. Students will use semi-log graphs and linear...
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.
Thinking About Graduate School in Biology: Our Tips for Success
By Catherine Early1, Adania Flemming2, Jeanette Pirlo3, Sorilis Ruiz-Escobar4
1. Science Museum of Minnesota 2. iDigBio, FLMNH 3. University of Florida, Florida Museum of Natural History 4. University of Florida/ Florida Museum
As part of the iDigTrio 2020 Biological Conference and Fair we created this document to supplement our workshop on "Applying for Graduate school". This is a compilation drawing from the four...
Closing the Gap in the Open Educational Resources (OER) Life Cycle for Using Research Data in the Ecology Classroom
30 Dec 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kristine Grayson1, Kaitlin Bonner2, Arietta Fleming-Davies3, Ben Wu4, Raisa Hernández-Pacheco5
1. University of Richmond 2. St. John Fisher College 3. QUBES; Radford University 4. Texas AM University 5. California State University-Long Beach
Poster presented at the 2018 meeting of the Ecological Society of America on gaps in the curriculum cycle for open educational resources (OER) and our work supporting sharing and adaptation of...
Perspectives and practices in sharing data-centric adaptations in the biology classroom: How, why, when, and where are instructors sharing these high-impact pedagogies?
14 Dec 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kaitlin Bonner1, Arietta Fleming-Davies2, Kristine Grayson3, Ben Wu4, Raisa Hernández Pacheco5
1. St. John Fisher College 2. QUBES; Radford University 3. University of Richmond 4. Texas AM University 5. California State University-Long Beach
Poster presented at the 2019 meeting of the National Association of Biology Teachers on barriers to fully utilizing the complete Open Education Resources lifecycle
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.
Incubators: Building community networks and developing open educational resources to integrate bioinformatics into life sciences education
23 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By William Morgan1, Sam S Donovan2, Hayley Orndorf2, Sabrina Robertson3, Elizabeth F Ryder4, Michael Sierk5, Anne Rosenwald6, Elizabeth Dinsdale7, Eric Triplett8, Mark Pauley9, William Tapprich10
1. The College of Wooster 2. University of Pittsburgh 3. NC State 4. Worcester Polytechnic Institute 5. Saint Vincent College 6. Georgetown University 7. San Diego State University 8. University of Florida 9. National Science Foundation 10. University of Nebraska-Omaha
To efficiently and effectively integrate bioinformatics instruction into undergraduate life science curricula, educators would benefit from open access, high-quality learning resources (LRs) for...
B(ui)LDS: Biological, Universal, and Inclusive Learning in Data Science
13 May 2020 |
Posted by Alycia Crall
Modules Ready or Adaptable for Online Learning: Google Sheet
11 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Skylar Hopkins1, Jeremy M Wojdak1
A dynamic database of modules discoverable on QUBES that are ready or adaptable for online learning. Anyone can use or contribute to this database.
QUBES Modules Ready or Adaptable for Online Learning: Google Sheet
08 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
A dynamic database of QUBES modules that are ready or adaptable for online learning. Anyone can use or contribute to this database.
NSF RCN-UBE SCORE Pre-Data Summary Report
01 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
Evaluation findings of the SCORE Pre-Summit Survey with participant demographics.
Open QUBES - A Faculty Use Case of Open Practice
18 Nov 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Sarah Prescott
University of New Hampshire
QUBES has been a critical component of my continued success as an open scholar. This poster details several of these outcomes with my lived experience working with QUBES as an Open scholar as a...
Evaluation of NSF RCN-UBE SCORE Summit
07 Nov 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
Data summary for evaluation findings of the NSF RCN-UBE: Sustainability Challenges for Open Resources to promote an Equitable Undergraduate Biology Education (SCORE) summit held at Bates College,...
Earth Analytics in Python Course
01 Nov 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Leah Wasser1, Jenny Palomino1, Chris Holdgraf2
1. Earth Lab - University of Colorado, Boulder 2. University of California, Berkeley
Earth analytics is an intermediate, multidisciplinary course that addresses major questions in Earth science and teaches students to use the analytical tools necessary to undertake exploration of...