The project outreach efforts
include news articles, videos, papers, posters, and presentations,
proposals and additional resources.
- Early this fall, biology teachers from across the U.S.
met in Urbana, IL, and at the Alliance Center for Collaboration,
Education, Science, and Software (ACCESS) in Arlington,
VA, to explore and expand their knowledge of a new classroom
technologyBiology Student Workbench. (http://access.ncsa.uiuc.edu/Stories/BroadBio/)
- Bruce, B. C., Williamson, J. Jakobsson, E. G., Thakkar,
U., & Lock, P. R. (2001). Open-world Learning
with Biology Workbench: A High School Biology Classroom
Case Study. Paper presented at the Second International
Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers,
October 10-14, Minneapolis, MN (http://www.aoir.org/2001/).
- Jungck, J. R., J. Greenler, and S. Donovan (2000). Evolution
as a basis for bioinformatics education. Molecular Biology
of the Cell. 11:136, Suppl. S Dec. 2000.
New Paradigms in Teaching Introductory and
Cell Biology, Continuing the Dialogue on Genomics: A Revolution
in Progress Symposium
version of the poster
- Bioinformatics In Your World - an introduction to some
of the ways that sequence analysis can be used to address
biological problems. Online
version of the poster
- EdGrid BSW Project Team. (2001, May 31). Biology
Student Workbench: An Inquiry-based learning environment
for preservice teacher education. Presentation at
the Annual Meeting of Moving K-12 Teachers into 21st Century
Science with 21st Century Technology: Building the Educational
Grid for Preservice Training, Alliance Center for Collaboration,
Education, Science, and Software, Arlington, VA.
- Thakkar, U. (2001, August 5-10). Using scientists'
visualization tools in science education: Challenges and
opportunities for technology-supported inquiry in classrooms.
Poster presentation at the Gordon Research Conference
on Science Education and Visualization: International,
Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA.
- Informing Biology Education By Examining The Nature
Of Evolutionary Inquiry. Presented as part of the Department
of Biology Seminar Series on Science Education, University
of Delaware, April 6, 2001.
- Computational Molecular Biology: The Transition From
Sub-discipline to Biological Revolution. Presented at
Computational Sciences Across the Curriculum a Project
Kaleidoscope Summer Institute. Snowbird, Utah, July 15
- 28, 2001. Presentation abstract (http://www.pkal.org/curricul/2001si/a2_donovan.html)
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- Bringing Bioinformatics to Biology Education: A Hands-on
Workshop to Develop Labs for Introductory and Advanced
Courses. A faculty development workshop co-sponsored by
the Center for Science Education and Center for Behavioral
Neuroscience at Emory University. Presented at Morehouse
College, March 3 & 4, 2001. Workshop
- Donovan, S. (2001, October 12) Bioinformatics: The Analysis
of Molecular Sequence Data Provides Rich Opportunities
for Student Inquiry. North Central Association for the
Education of Teachers in Science (NC-AETS) Annual Fall
Meeting, Madison, WI. October 11-13, 2001
An introduction to the use of publicly available sequence
data and analysis tools to create rich inquiry spaces
for student investigations in to biological phenomena.
Full text of proposal (http://bioquest.org/bedrock/edgrid/NCAETS.html)
Meeting schedule and information (http://www.uwm.edu/%7Ecaberg/ncaets/index.htm)
- Evolutionary Bioinformatics Education: A BioQUEST Curriculum
Consortium Approach, Chautauqua Short Course, Spring 2002,
Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta Georgia.
The short course will focus on several different ways
that the analysis of molecular data is being applied to
solve current biological problems in areas such as medicine,
agriculture, conservation, and evolution. It will address
the relationships between evolutionary theory and the
analysis of molecular sequence and structure data. A wide
range of sub-disciplines that use bioinformatic analyses
will be drawn upon. The focus will be on learning about
the causal bases for bioinformatic analyses along with
a philosophy of education: problem-posing, problem-solving,
and peer review/publication (BioQUEST's three P's).
- Brown, D. E., Bruce, C., Jakobsson, E., Braatz, R.,
& Thakkar, U. (2001). Learning High School Biology
and Chemistry in Technology-Supported Inquiry Environments:
Modeling and Visualization of Foundational Submicroscopic
Processes and Structures. Proposal submitted to the National
Science Foundation, Research on Learning and Education
Program. (Not funded)
- Fletcher, L., Jakobsson, E. & Thakkar, U (2001).
Integrating Technology Through Application. Proposal submitted
to the U.S. Department of Education. (Not funded)
- Greene, K. and S. Donovan (proposed presentation) Encountering
and exploring early entrenchment: pre-service teachers'
response to a novel science teaching and learning space.
American Educational Research Association (AERA) Meeting,
March 2002. (In review)
Our purposes for this study were to examine a group
of preservice science teachers' response to inquiry activities
that use a suite of web-based bioinformatics tools, the
Biology WorkBench. We were most interested in exploring
their views of students' ability to engage in theseinquiry
activities, as well as in locating their attitudes toward
teaching using this type of inquiry activity. We were
interested, as well, inthe teachers' visions of technology
use in their classrooms. We locate and organize their
comments about the activities we designed and they executed,
with respect to inquiry, to teaching inquiry, and to teaching
teachers to teach inquiry. We embed in our discussion
an exploration of the purposes of teaching inquiry and
of teaching science, and, necessarily, to what is legitimate
science teaching, learning, and knowledge.
Full text of proposal (http://bioquest.org/bedrock/edgrid/final.html)
- Submitted to DUE CCLI-ND June, 2001 Bioinformatics Education
Dissemination: Reaching Out, Connecting, and Knitting
Together (BEDROCK) (In review)
- Jungck, J. R., and S. Donovan (book in development).
Evolutionary Bioinformatics: Making Biological Meaning
from Molecular Messages.