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    • Development and Assessment of Modules to Integrate Quantitative Skills in Introductory Biology Courses 

      Hoffman, Kathleen; Leupen, Sarah; Dowell, Kathy; Kephart, Kerrie; Leips, Jeff (The American Society for Cell Biology, 2017-10-13)
      Redesigning undergraduate biology courses to integrate quantitative reasoning and skill development is critical to prepare students for careers in modern medicine and scientific research. In this paper, we report on the ...
    • Discovery Learning: Development of a Unique Active Learning Environment for Introductory Chemistry 

      Ott, Laura E.; Carpenter, Tara S.; Hamilton, Diana S.; LaCourse, William R. (The Trustees of Indiana University, 2018-12-10)
      It is well established that active learning results in greater gains in student conceptual knowledge and retention compared to traditional modes of learning. However, active learning can be very difficult to implement in ...
    • Interactive Computer Simulations as Pedagogical Tools in Biology Labs 

      Whitworth, Karen; Leupen, Sarah; Rakes, Chistopher; Bustos, Mauricio (The American Society for Cell Biology, 2018-08-24)
      Student learning in biology may be impaired by instructional environments that emphasize technical methodology over analysis. We hypothesized that time gained by experimenting with accurate computer simulations could be ...
    • Students’ Understanding and Perceptions of Assigned Team Roles in a Classroom Laboratory Environment 

      Ott, Laura E.; Kephart, Kerrie; Stolle-McAllister, Kathleen; R. LaCourse, William (NSTA, 2018-03-01)
      Using a cooperative learning framework in a quantitative reasoning laboratory course, students were assigned to static teams of four in which they adopted roles that rotated regularly. The roles included: team leader, ...
    • Unique Down to Our Microbes—Assessment of an Inquiry-Based Metagenomics Activity 

      Lentz, Thomas B.; Ott, Laura E.; Robertson, Sabrina D.; Windsor, Sarah C.; Kelley, Joshua B.; Wollenberg, Michael S.; Dunn, Robert R.; Goller, Carlos C. (American Society for Microbiology, 2017-06)
      Metagenomics is an important method for studying microbial life. However, undergraduate exposure to metagenomics is hindered by associated software, computing demands, and dataset access. In this inquiry-based activity ...
    • Using Clickers for Deliberate Practice in Five Large Science Courses 

      Hodges, Linda C.; Anderson, Eric C.; Carpenter, Tara S.; Cui, Lili; Feeser, Elizabeth A.; Gierasch, Tiffany Malinky (NSTA, 2017-11-01)
      Clickers are often used as an active learning tool in face-to-face classes to enhance student engagement and assess student learning. In this article we share the variety of ways that we use clicker questions ...
    • Using Reading Quizzes in STEM Classes—The What, Why, and How 

      Hodges, Linda C.; Anderson, Eric C.; Carpenter, Tara S.; Cui, Lili; Gierasch, Tiffany Malinky; Leupen, Sarah; Nanes, Kalman M.; Wagner, Cynthia R. (National Science Teachers Association, 2015)
      Many active learning pedagogies depend on students' preparing for class in advance. One common method for holding students accountable for this preparation is the use of reading quizzes. When used thoughtfully, reading ...