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Enhance students’ opportunities to contribute and benefit from the intellectual community of the classroom, use course structures to promote engagement in and out of class, enhance cooperation and reduce competition, emphasize the relevance of coursework to real life, support students’ sense of autonomy to increase interest and enjoyment and possibly decrease anxiety measures.
Data management and introduction to QGIS and RStudio for spatial analysis
22 May 2020 | Datasets | Contributor(s):
By Meghan Graham MacLean
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Students learn about the importance of good data management and begin to explore QGIS and RStudio for spatial analysis purposes. Students will explore National Land Cover Database raster data and...
Antigen presentation and cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs): elucidating a common roadblock for students
21 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Marcia Hesser
Kennesaw State University
Active learning resource for pre-Nursing anatomy and physiology lecture explaining antigen presentation to CTLs and how the CTLs recognize and destroy the pathogen using Biointeractive animations...
Demography from "virtual cemeteries"
18 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Erin Larson
Alaska Pacific University
This module is a modification of the Lanza module in TIEE Volume 8. Rather than requiring students to visit cemeteries outside of class, this modification has students collect data from online...
A Tough Choice in Watershed Management
08 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Ann E Russell
Iowa State University
In this Team-based activity, students work in teams, playing the role of natural resource managers who must decide in which region to invest limited funding for nutrient reduction in streams....
Trauma-Informed Pedagogy: Teaching in Uncertain Times
21 Apr 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Mays Imda
Pima Community College
This free online seminar is designed for educators who are interested in learning about how they can teach their students despite the presence of trauma related to CoVID-19. Tuesday, April 28, 2020...
Searching for disability as biodiversity in digitized natural history collections
27 Mar 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kaitlin Stack Whitney
Rochester Institute of Technology
This module uses digitized natural history and biodiversity collections to explore if, how, and whether disability can be studied in nonhumans as a form of biodiversity.
21st Century STEM Workforce Skills
22 Mar 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anna Monfils1, Debra Linton1
Central Michigan University
This activity includes a leadership assessment and associated exercise to encourage the development of 21st Century STEM Skills.
Databases: A Study of Influenza
09 Jan 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Selene Nikaido
University of Central Missouri
This lesson introduces the student to the Influenza Research Database. Students will select Influenza genome sequences to see how they are related. Students tests hypotheses about evolutionary...
Introduction to Genome Annotation
This exercise is an adaptation of the Annotation Lesson by Rosenwald et al. It introduces the use of bioinformatics tools to extract information from genome databases. It is a basic lesson on...
01 Jan 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Daniel Lauer1, Emily Weigel1
Georgia Institute of Technology
The students will practice the basic code to test MacArthur and Wilson’s (1967) Island Biogeography model, focusing on how island size, distance, and perturbation affect species numbers.
R Subsetting Tutorial
By Mary Kho1, Emily Weigel1
The students will practice manipulating data to add to or extract subsets of specific values, rows, columns, or subsets of data contained in existing data files.
Data Analysis and Cancer
18 Dec 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Lynn Marie Diener
Mount Mary University
This is a flipped classroom approach, students will learn the basic content about cell-signaling, p53, and transcription factors before class. During class students will focus on data analysis...
Brian Dewsbury's Resources on Inclusion
17 Dec 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Brian Dewsbury
University of Rhode Island
A list of material in various platforms that help to inform developing thoughts on the ways in which social structure affects the nature of teaching and learning.
Biodiversity research using digitized, internet-based natural history collections
Collections based research is a critical tool for organismal biology and biodiversity research. Yet natural history collections have a complicated past. This multi-class module examines the...
Mosquito Vector Ecology of the East Coast using NEON
16 Dec 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Courtney Campany1, David Kang2
1. Shepherd University 2. Cornell University
This data module examines the relationship between mosquito vector ecology and climate across the east coast of the United States. The module is designed to merge core concepts in ecology with...
A Student's Guide to Tropical Marine Biology
11 Dec 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Karen Cangialosi
Keene State College
A Student's Guide to Tropical Marine Biology was curated and written entirely by students, and mostly edited by students at Keene State College that were enrolled in the course taught by Dr. Karen...
Online, 10-minute adaptation of Biobyte 1 – Where are we in the data science landscape?
10 Dec 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Megan A. Jones
National Ecological Observatory Network
Adaptation for 10 minute activity in an online meeting to introduce the NAS Data Science For Undergraduates report's definition of data acumen and engage participants in a self assessment of how...
An Introduction to Biodiversity Databases and Specimen Images
04 Dec 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Amanda Fisher
Long Beach State University
In this module, students will be introduced to some biodiversity data resources and how to search for and download herbarium specimen images. They will be asked to think critically about the...
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...
A Curious Display
28 Oct 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Margaret Waterman1, Brandon Call, Sandi Connelly2, Kristin Jenkins3, Sam Catherine Johnston4, Vedham Karpakakunjaram5, Viet Le6, Hayley Orndorf7, Melissa Skyer8, Barbara Spiecker9
1. Southeast Missouri State University 2. Rochester Institute Of Technology 3. BioQUEST 4. CAST Inc. 5. Montgomery College 6. Rochester Institute of Technology 7. University of Pittsburgh 8. National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology 9. Oregon State University
Case study on genetically modified organisms