Thanks to everyone who came out to BC Bio this week. Your enthusiasm and willingness to try out this online format made it a wonderful success! We really hope to keep the sense of community going as we move forward, and are working at ways to do that. If you registered, you will received an email with further material from the event.
Peter Newbury’s talk on Building Community in an Online Course
Joan Sharp’s talk on Learning from our Students (and Colleagues): My 40 years in Biology Education
Stay safe everyone! Can’t wait to see you all again soon!
2:25-3:05: “Learning from our Students: My 40 years in Biology Education” Plenary talk by Joan Sharp, Teaching Professor SFU
3:05-3:10: Transition to Breakout Sessions, Round A
3:10-3:25: Breakout Sessions, Round A (15 min)
3:25-3:30: Return from breakout sessions, and transition to Round B
3:30-3:45: Breakout Sessions Round B (15 min)
3:45-4:00 (and beyond, if folks wish to stay): Report on breakout rooms, chat, socialize, discuss.
If you haven’t registered yet, there’s still time! Click here to register (link removed)!
About the Breakout Rooms:
We will have two round of breakout rooms (we have named them Rounds A & B). During the first 30 minutes of the event, you will be asked to navigate to a Google Doc and sign up for one session in Round A, and one session in Round B. At 2:30pm, we will take this information and build the breakout groups. We will only have space for a specific number of members in each breakout room, so we please ask you to choose another room if all of the spots are full.
Here is a draft list of the breakout rooms we are considering (subject to change).
Online Course Design
Continuing the conversation with Peter Newbury: Developing course community
Continuing the conversation Joan Sharp: Connecting with students and pedagogy
Hands-on lab activities at home
Active learning in an online environment
Course planning: asynchronous vs synchronous components
Instructor workload and burnout
Best practices in asynchronous environments
No specific topic, I just want to chat!
Effective videos and lecture-capture
Inclusivity & Accessibility
Academic integrity and assessment
Semester-long group projects
Student approaches to learning
Increasing engagement in asynchronous environments