ERIC Number: EJ1044261
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
Making Microscopy Motivating, Memorable, & Manageable for Undergraduate Students with Digital Imaging Laboratories
Weeks, Andrea; Bachman. Beverly; Josway, Sarah; North, Brittany; Tsuchiya, Mirian T.N.
American Biology Teacher, v75 n8 p578-581 Oct 2013
Microscopy and precise observation are essential skills that are challenging to teach effectively to large numbers of undergraduate biology students. We implemented student-driven digital imaging assignments for microscopy in a large enrollment laboratory for organismal biology. We detail how we promoted student engagement with the material and how we assessed student learning in both formative and summative formats using digital images. Students worked in pairs to collect over 60 digital images of their microscopic observations over the semester and then individually created electronic portfolios, which were submitted for a grade.
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Undergraduate Study, College Science, Laboratory Equipment, Biology, Learner Engagement, Technology Uses in Education, Cooperative Learning, Photography, Portfolio Assessment, Active Learning
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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