After attending the webinar, participants will be able to do the following:
- Discuss critical aspects of DBER research study design.
- Interpret results of DBER studies.
- Describe how DBER studies can inform classroom or laboratory teaching.
- Be more motivated to conduct your own DBER study and publish in JMBE!
October 8: Impact of COVID-19 Curricular Shifts on Learning Gains on the Microbiology for Health Sciences Concept InventoryIn this presentation, the authors will discuss their use of the Microbiology for Health Sciences Concept Inventory (published in 2017) to assess their allied health students' conceptual microbiology knowledge during the COVID-19 pandemic. The research question was "What was the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on learning gains on the concept inventory?" The authors explored their research question with data from 15 different courses around the U.S. that transitioned from face-to-face to online learning. Attend to learn what they found, the implications for biology education and how faculty can use the concept inventory to assess conceptual microbiology knowledge in the classroom!
Read the Paper: "Impact of COVID-19 Curricular Shifts on Learning Gains on the Microbiology for Health Sciences Concept Inventory," Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education
Friday, Nov. 5
Adapting active learning approaches for remote biology courses
Friday, Dec. 3