• SESSION: Bioinformatics

Leader: Vicky Schneider, European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI)

– resources for Skype session with Vicky on Monday 1-2:30.
You can do as many of the card sorts as you want, there are 5 in total:



Cell, tissue, organ:

Biological process and pathways:

Gene families and domains:

Participants can add any other sentences (and categories) they would like bioinformatics activities to be build around using this link []


EBI Outreach


Tree Thinking

SESSION: Data Visualization

Leader: Claudia Neuhauser, University of Minnesota Rochester

Numbers Count


Exploratory Data Analysis.pdf


Introduction to Concepts in Statistics.pdf

Introduction to Concepts in Statistics.docx

SESSION: C3 Cyberlearning

Leaders:  Sam Donovan, University of Pittsburgh and

Kristin Jenkins, National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent)

PowerPoint Overview: [download file]

Animation Activity:
• Photosynthesis [view page]
• Volcano [view page]

Brain Image Analysis:

• Visit [link]
• Download manual [large file]
• Image J Project [link]
• Get plugins [small download]

Science Pipes and the WildFinder Project:

• Cornell Lab of Ornithology [link]
• Science Pipes [link]
– Intro paper on Science Pipes [link]
• WildFinder Project interactive maps [link – sometimes flakey]
– WildFinder Project Description [link]
– WildFinder data download page [link]

C3Cyberlearning The Cyberlearning at Community Colleges (C3) Project is funded by the National Science Foundation through the National SMETE Digital Library Program of the Division of Undergraduate Education. The C3 Project focuses on professional development workshops and online collaborative activities for community college biology faculty.

Fostering Learning in the Networked World: The Cyberlearning Opportunity and Challenge

Developing Undergraduate Research and Inquiry, Alan Jenkins & Mick Healey

White Paper Resources:

The Digital Reset: Communicating in an Era of Engagement Digital_Reset_NMAS_whitepaper_2010

White Papers and Social Media: A Symbiotic Relationship

How to Write a White Paper

Undergraduate Biology in the 21st Century:

Fostering Learning in the Networked World


Getting Started with Cyberlearning in Biology Classes. Everyone is buzzing about the potential impact of social networking, web 2.0 tools, and emerging communications technologies on science education. This webinar will introduce “cyberlearning” as a framework for using these tools to support learner-centered approaches to biology education.

Why IT Matters to Higher Education

The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2009.

Innovating the 21st Century University

Innovation: Rethinking the Future of Higher Education

Anticipating the Future of Higher Education

Horizon Report 2010. New Media Consortium (NMC) .The annual Horizon Report describes emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on teaching, learning, or creative inquiry on college and university campuses within the next five years.

Evidence on Promising Practices in Undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education” workshops.

Born Digital. John Palfrey (Harvard Law School) or

Get Connected: 15 Social Networking Sites for Students and Lifelong Learners

List of Educational Web 2.0 Apps to Jumpstart Your Productivity

Alemán, Ana M. Martínez and Katherine Lynk Wartman. 2009. Online Social Networking on Campus: Understanding What Matters in Student Culture. Routledge Publishing.

Mick Healey and Alan Jenkins. 2009. Developing Undergraduate Research and Inquiry. The Higher Education Academy. UK. .

Moore, Anne H., Shelli B. Fowler, Brent K. Jesiek , John F. Moore, and C Edward Watson. 2008. Learners 2.0? IT and 21st-Century Learners in Higher Education. ECAR Research Bulletin Vol 2008, Issue 7.

Navarro, Peter and Judy Shoemaker. 2000. Policy Issues in the Teaching of Economics in Cyberspace: Research Design, Course Design, and Research Results. Contemporary Economic Policy, Vol. 18.

Tapscott, D. and A. D. William. 2010. Innovating the 21st-Century University: It’s Time! EDUCAUSE Review, 45(1): 16-29.

Waycott, Jenny and Gregor Kennedy. 2009. Mobile and Web 2.0 technologies in undergraduate science: Situating learning in everyday experience. In Proceedings ascilite 2009. Auckland.

Vision & Change in Undergraduate Biology Education: A Call to Action


National Research Council (2003). Bio2010: Transforming Undergraduate Education for Future Research Biologists. Washington, DC, National Academies Press.


An Undergraduate Science Information Literacy Tutorial in a Web 2.0 World Introduces concepts, vocabulary and resources necessary for understanding and accessing information.


Encyclopedia of Life: Resources and ideas to reduce the challenges of bringing real data into post-secondary classes.

Using Data in the Classroom

Selected Publications on Student Learning:

Smith, B. L. and J. T. MacGregor, “What Is Collaborative Learning?” in Goodsell, A.S., Michelle R. Maher, Vincent Tinto, Barbara Leigh Smith, and Jean MacGregor. Collaborative Learning: A Sourcebook for Higher Education. University Park: National Center on Postsecondary Teaching, Learning, and Assessment, Pennsylvania State University, 1992, p. 11

Lombardi, Marilyn M. July 2007 Approaches That Work: How Authentic Learning Is Transforming Higher Education. EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative

Ramaley, Judith A.and Rosemary R. Haggett. 2005. Engaged and Engaging Science: A Component of a Good Liberal Education. Peer Review, Winter 2005 8-12

Waterman, M.A. and Stanley, E.D. 2005. Investigative Case-Based Learning: Teaching Scientifically While Connecting Science to Society. Invention and Impact: Building Excellence in Undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education

Sellers, Sherrill L. Katherine Friedrich, Tabassum Saleem, Judith N. Burstyn. 2005. Case Studies in Inclusive Teaching in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Diversity Institute of the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL). May 2005.

Handelsman, Jo et al. 2004. Education: Scientific Teaching. Science. Vol. 304: No. 5670. pp. 521-522.

Waterman, M.A. and Stanley, E.D. 2004. Investigative case based learning for connecting science to society Project Kaleidoscope Volume IV: What works, what matters, what lasts

Allen, D.E et al. 2003. Scaling Up Research-Based Education for Undergraduates: Problem-Based Learning. Council on Undergraduate Research.