Join this free webinar series featuring discussions with authors from recently published articles in Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education® (JMBE). Come meet other biologists who do discipline-based education research (DBER), become more familiar with study design and interpretation of data of DBER studies and learn how to improve your teaching in the process!  Join us for the fall/winter series one Friday a month at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT from Sept.-Dec.

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!

Dec. 10: Impact of COVID-19 Curricular Shifts on Learning Gains on the Microbiology for Health Sciences Concept Inventory

In 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


Andrea Rediske
Heather Seitz

Catch up on Past Webinars

Authors from the Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education® have come together on JMBE Live! to discuss discipline-based education research since it's debut in the fall of 2020. To watch these dynamic conversations on this exciting research vist the ASM Journals JMBE Live! YouTube playlist.

Registration Details

Register once and attend as many sessions as you wish. Sessions one Friday each month starting Sept.- Dec. from 1-2 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT.

Contact Information

Dr. Rachel Horak,