21st Century Biology Education
Hi everyone. My name is Jean Anastasia. I am a faculty member and Assistant Chair of the Biology Department at Suffolk County Community College on Long Island in NY. I have been teaching the second half of the Introductory Biology course for Biology majors and Introduction to Oceanography for non-majors for 11 years.
A few of you have mentioned custom lab manuls; I too have a custom lab manual, through Pearson, and am now in the process of editing and updating it with a colleague. We are interested in having students learn how to work with data more (both analysis and presentation) and improve their abilities in the area of experimental design. I am curious if there are online resources that we may be able to use for this purpose.
We also do dissections in our course and the specimens that we have been receiving in the past few years have not been in good condition. I would like to explore some virtual labs in order to supplement the hands on lab exercises that we currently use.
I look forward to meeting you all in Minnesota and coming home with some great ideas and resources.