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Hallyburton, Chad L.; Lunsford, Eddie – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2013
The history of learning biology through distance education is documented. A review of terminology and unique problems associated with biology instruction is presented. Using published research and their own teaching experience, the authors present recommendations and best practices for managing biology in distance-based formats. They offer ideas…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Instruction, Distance Education, Educational History
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Lunsford, Eddie – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2008
The topic of inquiry is explored in an online freshman level introductory biology course for non-majors. The research took place in a distance learning program at a small community college in the Southeast. Students in the course were required to complete an extended guided inquiry in their homes and to communicate about their work by way of the…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Cooperation, Biology, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Lunsford, Eddie; Bolton, Kimberly – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2006
This paper presents the course of action and outcome of a teacher-based action research project concerning development and evaluation of an online introductory biology course for non-majors. The research took place in a small community college and compared online and traditional instructional formats. A course was developed in an entirely…
Descriptors: Nonmajors, Action Research, Web Based Instruction, Multiple Choice Tests