dB-SERC lunch 02-15-2016
Discussion leader: Dr. Welkin Pope, Biological sciences
When: February 15, 2016 from 12 - 1 pm
Where: 321 Allen Hall
Topic: Using technology to scale up innovative research-based introductory laboratories
During the lunch, Dr. Welkin Pope from Biological Sciences will discuss the implementation of a project for which she received a dB-SERC Course Transformation Award. The project is centered on efforts to scale-up the SEA-PHAGES course-based research experience (CRE) – a lab course for introductory students which can be substituted for a “traditional” lab – from one section to five sections with an ultimate goal of 15 sections in the next five years. Dr. Pope will discuss the difficulties in maintaining the authenticity of the research and a sense of community – both important aspects of the course – and the technology-based solution—the wireless ClickShares. In addition, she will also discuss how the project is being assessed.