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University Education in the Modern World

We were honoured to be asked to contribute an article in the March 2019 edition of SEBBM, the Spanish biochemical society’s journal. The core theme of this edition is “University Education in the Modern World”. We really enjoyed the series, and have summarised each publication below.

New from Learning Science: Bioscience Resources for Autumn 2018

Learning Science are pleased to announce over a dozen NEW bioscience interactive resources! Available at no extra cost in our bioscience pre-lab library, the expansion covers topics including microbiology, immunodetection, lab equipment, qPCR and more.

Find out more about what’s included in the new release here.

Learning Science at ISEE 2018 - A Connected Engineering Curriculum

Learning Science are proud to sponsor and exhibit at the 7th International Symposium of Engineering Education (ISEE 2018) conference at UCL Faculty of Engineering on the 17th and 18th July 2018.

The overall topic is A Connected Engineering Curriculum - Learning Through Enquiry and Practice. Bill and Stan will be at the Learning Science stand both days. You are very welcome to say hello and find out about how Smart Worksheets could take your teaching labs to the next level.

Feedback: Completing the Cycle

Feedback cycles are useful concepts in biological systems, our everyday lives, and education. However, Higher Education is finding itself in something of a feedback crisis, with low student satisfaction despite high academic workload in this area. Here we explore how changing our conceptions of feedback in Higher Education could address this, and look at some positive cases of innovative feedback practice within bioscience disciplines.

This is the abstract of my article in the June 2018 edition of The Biochemist magazine from the Biochemical Society about Feedback: Completing the Cycle. Click through to access the whole article.

New from Learning Science: microscopy interactives and more

New from Learning Science: microscopy interactives and more

Learning Science are pleased to announce four new light microscopy interactive resources as expansions to the bioscience pre-lab library. Taken together, they offer students a comprehensive introduction to functional use of a compound light microscope. Used individually, each one functions as a stand-alone resource which targets specific skills. Find out here what your students can achieve with each one.

Results from ALT’s Annual Survey: What’s Important to Learning Technologists?

If you work with learning technology, what’s important to you - now and in the future?

For the past four years, ALT (Association for Learning Technology) has put out a survey designed to track current and future trends in learning technology, and how it’s used across sectors. Here we discuss some key findings of ALT's Annual Survey 2017, published 1st March 2018.

Learning Science Case Study: Coventry University Biosciences

Learning Science Case Study: Coventry University Biosciences

Learning Science have partnered with Coventry University to bring enhanced pre lab and post lab solutions to their bioscience students.

Find out about how they customised our Learning Science Labs: Bioscience pre-lab package to suit their lab requirements, and worked with us to develop bespoke Smart Worksheets and other auto-graded post-lab assignments to support their students engagement and understanding of practicals with detailed, timely and consistent feedback.