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The ease of use and learnability of a human-made thing, usually software or website. It usually refers to a specific target user group and a specific use context. In learning, a more "usable" tool imposes less cognitive load on students, allowing them to focus on content, not the tool itself. The term is primarily presented here to differentiate it from accessibility.
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):
By Carrie Diaz Eaton
Bates College and QUBES
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...
Examining the Physiology Behind the Symptoms of Lactose Intolerance
28 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Melissa Haswell
This is a set of extension questions for the HHMI short film The Making of the Fittest: Got Lactase? The Co-evolution of Genes Video Activity.
Nature’s Flying Machines: The Evolutionary Relationship of Avian Form & Function
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.
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.
Introduction to nucleotide sequence analysis and protein modeling in MEGA and PyMol using coronavirus SARS-CoV-2
18 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Maria Shumskaya1, Nicholas Lorusso2
1. Kean University 2. Kean Univeristy
Introduction into computational approaches in phylogeny and protein modeling based on coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (caused COVID-19 pandemic). Two self-guided tutorials for standard lab classes of 2.5...
Cleaning Data with R and the Tidyverse in Swirl
09 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Rachel Hartnett
Oklahoma State University
The overall goal is to help students learn common data cleaning procedures on a dataset once they’ve collected measurements and before they are able to start their analysis. This swirl lesson is...
Landscape Indicators:Nutrients and Macroinvertebrates
31 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Stacy Cotey
Michigan Technological University
Modification of the Investigating Human Impacts on Stream Ecology Module to emphasize landscape indicators and incorporate inclusive practices.
The Effect of Climate Change on Butterfly Phenology
29 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Risa Cohen
In this module, students explain the importance of collections in scientific research, manipulate data in a spreadsheet program, create properly plotted and labeled graphs, analyze data to test...
Introduction to Data Management, Life History, and Demography
Learning Goals:•explain importance of data management•identify elements of an organized data sheet•create & manipulate data in a spreadsheet •calculate vital statistics using life tables•collect,...
Investigating human impacts on stream ecology: locally and nationally
28 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Meghan Graham MacLean
University of Massachusetts Amherst
This is a modification of an original TIEE Module, investigating these questions: How does nutrient pollution impact stream ecosystems locally and nationally? How does land cover change impact...
NELF Explorer: Drivers of Landscape Change
Students explore the connections between land use decisions and land cover change, as well as how to predict the possible impacts of land use decisions into the future.
Global Temperature Change in the 21st Century: An Introduction to Global Climate Models and Graphing in Excel (Adapted for Non-Majors)
By Tamara Basham
Collin County Commuity College District
Students link human behavior in various climate change scenarios to predicted temperature outcomes at both local (their assigned Latitude) and global (Latitudinal trends) scales. This adaptation is...
Data management and introduction to QGIS and RStudio for spatial analysis
22 May 2020 | Datasets | Contributor(s):
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...
03 Apr 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
Ontology for UDL and Related Content
18 Dec 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Andrew Osborne Hasley
This is a description of tagging ontology that can be used for UDL resources