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  1. Taking a Second Look: Investigating Biology with Visual Datasets

    13 Mar 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Ethel Stanley

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/831An article exploring the use of visual datasets as an educational aid for biology students. Article abstract:  Have you considered the use of biological...

  2. AIM-UP! (Advancing Integration of Museums into Undergraduate Programs)

    13 Mar 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Joseph A. Cook, Scott Edwards, Stefanie Ickert-Bond, Eileen Lacy

    An NSF-funded Research Coordination Network, the goal of AIM-UP! is to bring museum archives and natural history collections to the forefront of biology education.  From the website:  "We are developing these themes through meetings, on-line discussions and workshops at scientific...

  3. Revolutionizing the Use of Natural History Collections in Education

    11 Mar 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Karen E. Powers, L. Alan Prather, Joesph A. Cook, James Woolley, Henry L. Bart Jr., Anna K. Monfils, Petra Sierwald

    Using natural history collections, both physical specimens and archive data, promises to connect classroom learning with the real world of science.    From the article:  "Natural history collections are an irreplaceable and extensive record of life, and form the basis of our...

  4. Mathematics for Biologists Problem Workbook

    27 Feb 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Juergen Gerlach

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/748This is a workbook of solved problems created by Dr. Juergen Gerlach at Radford University, for  students in Math 119 - Mathematics for Biologists.   He is...

  5. Workshop Statistics: Discovery with Data, A Bayesian Approach

    25 Feb 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Jim Albert, Allan Rossman

    From the project website " Workshop Statistics:  Discovery with Data, A Bayesian Approach, Key College Press; ISBN: 1930190123 (coauthored with Allan J. Rossman of Dickinson College) is a collection of classroom and homework activities designed to introduce the student to...

  6. Innovative Teaching Exchange: Asking Questions in Probability Class

    25 Feb 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Queena N. Lee-Chua

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/898This is an article in MAA's Innovative Teaching Exchange that describes strategies to get students past thoughtless number crunching, guessing, and intuition when it comes...

  7. Introductory Science and Mathematics Education for 21st-Century Biologists

    24 Feb 2015 | | Contributor(s):: William Bialek, David Botstein

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/830Article abstract:  "Galileo wrote that “the book of nature is written in the language of mathematics”; his quantitative approach to understanding the...

  8. Natural History Collections as Emerging Resources for Innovative Education

    24 Feb 2015 |

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here:https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/854Article abstract:"There is an emerging consensus that undergraduate biology education in the United States is at a crucial juncture, especially...

  9. Building Successful Online Communities: Evidence-Based Social Design

    24 Feb 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Robert E. Kraut, Paul Resnick

    "What does social science tell us about how to make thriving online communities? Quite a lot, it turns out - but only if we listen very closely and, at times, employ a translator." - Kraut and Resnick 2012

  10. Towards better modelling and decision support: Documenting model development, testing, and analysis using TRACE

    20 Feb 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Jacqueline Augusiak, Andreas Focks, Béatrice M. Frank, Faten Gabsi, Alice S.A. Johnston, Chun Liu, Benjamin T. Martin, Mattia Meli, Viktoriia Radchuk, Pernille Thorbek, Steven F Railsback, Volker Grimm

    This resource has been updated - find the current version  here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/829Highlights• We introduce TRACE, a framework for documenting model testing and analysis.• TRACE is based on the recently proposed framework...

  11. Statistics for biologists

    12 Feb 2015 |

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/897There is no disputing the importance of statistical analysis in biological research, but too often it is considered only after an experiment is completed, when it may be too...

  12. Tools: New tools for new science

    06 Feb 2015 |

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/891A collection of computational, modeling and data analysis tools developed at Microsoft Research Labs.

  13. How the Scientific Method Works

    06 Feb 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Charles (Chuck) Bryant, Josh Clark

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/827It evolved over centuries to become the gold standard for conducting scientific inquiry. Yet many people - including some scientists – don’t fully understand...

  14. Quantitative Reasoning Learning Progression

    06 Feb 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Robert Mayes

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/353The NSF Pathways Project focused on developing learning progressions for environmental sceince on the 6-12 grade levels. Pathways explored how students on middle to high school grade bands...

  15. SUMS4Bio - Video tutorials in math and stats for biology students

    27 Jan 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Jeremy M Wojdak, Caleb Adams, Daniel Cole Metz

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/747This website features an array of short video tutorials on ideas covered in Radford University's Math4Bio and Stats4Bio courses. Some videos cover concepts, while...

  16. Brainstorming ideas

    24 Jan 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Lisa Limeri, Sam S Donovan, Tim Mackie, Lauren Bakale, Amanda Riley, Gabriel da Silva Pescador

    A list of ideas we brainstormed in class on 22-Jan-2015 for our group project with Unity.

  17. Advancing population ecology with integral projection models: a practical guide

    23 Jan 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Cory Merow, Johan Dahlgren, Jessica Metcalf, Dylan Childs, Margaret Evans, Eelke Jongejans, Sydne Record, Mark Rees, Roberto Salguero-Gómez, Sean McMahon

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/824Integral projection models (IPMs) use information on how an individual's state influences its vital rates – survival, growth and reproduction – to...

  18. Cell Biology by the Numbers

    21 Jan 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Ron Milo, Rob Phillips

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/819Vignettes that reveal how numbers serve as a sixth sense to understanding our cells.Sample figures:[[Slider(105-f3-ViralMeasuringTape-13.png,...

  19. Sustained exponential population growth of grey seals at Sable Island, Nova Scotia

    18 Jan 2015 | | Contributor(s):: W.D. Bowen, J. McMillan, R. Mohn

    "Grey seal pup production on Sable Island, Nova Scotia, has been monitored since the early 1960s. We estimated pup production on Sable Island in 1997 using aerial photography with a correction for detection of pups on the imagery and a statistical model to account for the proportion of pups...

  20. Chi-Square Test video

    12 Jan 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Bozeman Science, Paul Andersen

    This 12-minute video describes what a chi-square analysis is and illustrates 3 examples of how to perform one, increasing in complexity. The video starts with the classic example of a coin toss, then rolling die, and finally, with  realistic ecological...