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Carter, B. Elijah; Wiles, Jason R. – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2016
Given the diverse array of media sources available to students today, it stands to reason that some media outlets would be of greater quality than others when communicating particular subjects to students. But what constitutes effectiveness among the many choices in information sourcing might not be easily intuited. For example, previous findings…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Comparative Analysis, Student Attitudes, Climate
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Peterson, Elizabeth K.; Carrico, Pauline – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2015
In this paper, we describe a two-week learning module where students tested the role of the "fruitless" gene on aggression and courtship in "Drosophila melanogaster" via team-based learning (TBL) strategies. The purpose of this module was to determine if TBL could be used in the future as a platform to implement the course…
Descriptors: Genetics, College Science, Science Instruction, Teamwork
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Hilvano, Nestor T.; Mathis, Karen M.; Schauer, Daniel P. – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2014
Engaging students in discussion and creating high impact teaching and learning practices are a challenge in every classroom. Small group discussion and poster presentations were used to solve case-based problems to highlight issues for the learner and to allow each student to demonstrate understanding and application of theory to real life…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Group Discussion, Anatomy
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Basey, John M.; Maines, Anastasia P.; Francis, Clinton D.; Melbourne, Brett – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2014
We examined the effects of documenting observations with digital imaging versus hand drawing in inquiry-based college biodiversity labs. Plant biodiversity labs were divided into two treatments, digital imaging (N = 221) and hand drawing (N = 238). Graduate-student teaching assistants (N = 24) taught one class in each treatment. Assessments…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Freehand Drawing, College Science, Undergraduate Students
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Pearce, Amy R.; Sale, Amanda Lovelace; Srivatsan, Malathi; Beck, Christopher W.; Blumer, Lawrence S.; Grippo, Anne A. – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2013
We developed an inquiry-based biology laboratory exercise in which undergraduate students designed experiments addressing whether material from the neem tree ("Azadirachta indica") altered bean beetle ("Callosobruchus maculatus") movements and oviposition. Students were introduced to the bean beetle life cycle, experimental…
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Inquiry, Active Learning
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Stanford, Jennifer S.; Duwel, Laura E. – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2013
It has been suggested that research experiences are an important element that should be included in all undergraduate Biology curricula. This is a difficult suggestion to accommodate due to issues with cost, space and time. We addressed this challenge through development of a capstone project in which Biology majors work in groups to develop novel…
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Science Instruction, Learner Engagement
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Ross, Karen; Hooten, Mary Ann; Cohen, Glenn – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2013
Recognition of the value of a scientifically literate citizenry has driven American science education reform since the 1950s. We have seen some improvement in the comprehension of science facts in the past 10-20 years, but far less improvement in Americans' understanding of the nature of science. College science courses are ideal venues for…
Descriptors: Scientific Literacy, Interdisciplinary Approach, College Science, Scientific Principles
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Pontelli, Enrico; Pinto, Jorge; Qin, Xiaoxiao; He, Jing; Bevan, David; MacCuish, Norah; MacCuish, John; Chapman, Mitch; Moreland, David – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2009
One of the difficulties in teaching basic molecular biology concepts to the students with little biological background is the lack of hands-on exercises that combines the challenges of the concepts with visualization and immediate feedback. BIOPS Interactive is a web-based interactive learning environment for molecular biology that complements…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Science Instruction
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Walton, Kristen L. W.; Baker, Jason C. – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2009
Communication of scientific and medical information and collaborative work are important skills for students pursuing careers in health professions and other biomedical sciences. In addition, group work and active learning can increase student engagement and analytical skills. Students in our public health microbiology class were required to work…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Projects, Group Activities, Public Health
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Christensen, Doug – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2009
An inexpensive and equipment free approach to teaching the technical aspects of DNA sequencing. The activity described requires an instructor with a familiarity of DNA sequencing technology but provides a straight forward method of teaching the technical aspects of sequencing in the absence of expensive sequencing equipment. The final sequence…
Descriptors: Simulation, Genetics, Learning Activities, Teaching Methods
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Kelley, Scott; Alger, Christianna; Deutschman, Douglas – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2009
The importance of Bioinformatics tools and methodology in modern biological research underscores the need for robust and effective courses at the college level. This paper describes such a course designed on the principles of cooperative learning based on a computer software industry production model called "Extreme Programming" (EP).…
Descriptors: Biology, Information Science, Science Instruction, College Science
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Francom, Greg; Bybee, David; Wolfersberger, Mark; Mendenhall, Anne; Merrill, M. David – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2009
Many new instructional theories advocate centering instruction around a set of authentic tasks to improve application and transfer of knowledge and help students take more responsibility for their own learning. At BYU-Hawaii, a general education biology course was redesigned to follow this task-centered approach and then taught to two groups of…
Descriptors: Biology, Introductory Courses, College Science, Science Instruction
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Felzien, Lisa; Salem, Laura – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2008
Service learning involves providing service to the community while requiring students to meet learning goals in a specific course. A service learning project was implemented in a general biology course at Rockhurst University to involve students in promoting scientific education in conjunction with community partner educators. Students were…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Biology, Learning Experience, Program Implementation
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Bauer-Dantoin, Angela C. – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2008
Service learning projects were incorporated into the curriculum of an undergraduate course entitled "Biology of Women". The goals of the service learning projects were: 1) to provide students with the opportunity to consider issues pertaining to human biology in real-world settings; 2) to foster student engagement with the community; and…
Descriptors: Community Needs, Females, Student Reaction, Service Learning
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Rutledge, Michael L. – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2008
Students enrolled in a large-lecture, non-majors biology course employing a diversified instructional approach featuring both instructor-centered and student-centered techniques evaluated the effectiveness of each approach in fostering course goals. Students perceived both approaches to be effective to some extent. Students indicated that the…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Biology, Introductory Courses, Large Group Instruction
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