LifeLines OnLine Field Testing


Step 1.

Please fill out a faculty survey form for each case you have field tested. If possible, ask your students working on case modules to fill out the student survey. Also, please send some of your students' work (the good, bad and off-the-wall). Samples of student products such as KWL charts (what do you know/what do you need to know), posters, web pages, etc. would be a great help!

Using any of the buttons below, please select a downloadable form in Word or PDF format or fill out the online form:

Faculty forms:                 

Student forms:               

  Step 2.

Next, return your surveys and/or additional materials one of several ways:

  • Submit it online
  • Fax your completed form to Carrie Litzelfelner at 573-986-6792
  • Email an electronic copy to Margaret Waterman
  • Mail forms and/or materials to Margaret Waterman at the address shown below. (You will probably want to do this with any student surveys and samples.)
  Step 3.

Finally, your survey will be reviewed by LifeLines staff and followed up with a brief phone interview. Peter Woodruff, Linda Weinland, Ethel Stanley or Margaret Waterman will phone you to set a time when you can talk for about 20 minutes. We will be asking for additional details about your experience implementing LifeLines cases in your biology classroom.

We hope this works for you. Several LifeLines participants have successfully completed this field testing process. Their responses helped us create this plan, so many thanks for their pioneering effort!

If you have any questions about the process, please contact us!


Carrie Litzelfelner 
LifeLines OnLine
Godwin Center, MS 6300
300 Johnson Hall
Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Tel: 800-551-6278  or  573-651-2516
Fax:  573-986-6792

Margaret Waterman, Ph.D.
Biology Department
Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Tel: 573-651-2381
Fax 573-986-6433

Ethel D. Stanley
Director, BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium
Co-Editor, Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching
Biology Department Beloit College
700 College Street Beloit, WI 53511
Tel: H 217-824-5852 W 608-363-2284
Fax: H 217-824-6849 W 608-363-2052

Linda Weinland

Biological Sciences
Edison Community College
Collier County Campus
7007 Lely Cultural Parkway
Naples, Florida 34113
Tel: 941-732-3742

Peter B. Woodruff
Biology, Liberal Arts
Champlain-St. Lambert (College)
900 Riverside Drive
St. Lambert, Quebec
J4P 3P2 Canada
Tel: 450-672-7360 x233
Fax: 450-672-9299

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Faculty OnLine Field Testing Form
First Name
Last Name
Institution Name
Type of Institution
Type of Students
Street Address
line 2 (if needed)
Work Phone
(123-123-1234 format)
Home Phone
(123-123-1234 format)
Homepage URL
(if you have one)
1. Name of Module (Please use a separate form for each module you have tested)
2. In which course(s) did you use this module? When? (e.g. Intro Biology Fall 2001)
3. How many students used this module in your course(s)?
4. Briefly describe how you used the module in your classes:
   a.) What course topic did you use this module for?
   b.) The module was used (choose all that apply):

    in lecture     in lab     as an assignment

    before the topic was introduced

    as an example after the topic was introduced

    as a small group activity     as an individual project


   c.) How many days did you use this module? Describe what you did each day.
       Estimate the amount of time spent on the module in class vs. outside of class.

   Day 1:    

   Day 2:    

   Day 3:    


5. How have your thoughts about teaching this material changed as a result of using this module? (i.e., compare the amount of time spent on this topic before and after adding cases.) Please elaborate.
6. What did your students like or dislike about this module?
Read each statement and choose the phrase that best characterizes your own response.
7. Students who used this LifeLines OnLine module worked collaboratively.
8. The students showed personal interest in this case.
9. The students were allowed enough time to search for resources to complete the assignment satisfactorily.
10. The student were able to locate different resources.
11. The case was easy to fit in the course.
12. Students had a better understanding of the processes of science after using this module.
13. Students had a better understanding of the biology as a result of using the module.
Provide an example
14. The case was useful for the students.
15. The module was easy to use.
16. The students were able to provide well-supported conclusions.
17. The students were able to use convincing argumentation with their peers.
18. The students were able to understand the case and pose a question to be pursued.
19. My overall experience with case based learning was satisfactory.

20. Are you likely to use cases as a tool for teaching in the future? Please explain.

21. Please share any suggestions you have for future modules:

  I would like to receive an email copy of this form.