bioCEED news

Teach2Learn back on Svalbard


This last week in September our Te2Le project team visited UNIS for a new production round of student tutorials. This year the student tutorials are based on the student project work at the Terrestrial Arctic Biology course (AB-201) where the students have been collecting the data material along the western and northern coast of Svalbard. Prior to the visit,…

bioCEED leader Vigdis visits NOKUTs new Podcast


bioCEED leader Vigdis Vandvik visited the brand new podcast series by NOKUT – discussing how teachers in HigherED could get better at discussing teaching and learning. Available at SoundCloud and iTunes – sadly only in Norwegian.

Travelogue from Svalbard


As a Norwegian, one wishes to enjoy the full length of summer when it finally appears. Therefore, it was natural for us to spend the entire summer in Svalbard. Sure, we had freezing winds and an average temperature of 6°C, but we got to experience the midnight sun and Svalbard’s extraordinary nature and wildlife –…

New semester brings in new student representatives!


As the fall semester has begun at UNIS, we are happy to welcome Ingvild Eldøy and Svein Keizer as our new bioCEED student representatives in the north! Ingvild is from NTNU and is planning to become a teacher in biology and chemistry. Sven is originally from the Netherlands, but is studying biology at Nord University with a special interest in…

Learning Forum at UNIS in October


Soon it is time for the yearly Learning Forum at UNIS, which will take place from 24 – 26 October. This year 65 participants have signed up. The Learning Forum is an event where the entire UNIS teaching staff can share and gain knowledge regarding research based education, course construction and development. The 2017 Learning…

bioCEED master students graduate.


Two of bioCEED´s MSc students in Education who have written their Master’s thesis on bioCEED-related topics have recently completed their degree. Sara Madeleine Kristensen and Kjell Daniel Kristensen successfully defended their thesis on June 22 and June 27, respectively. Congratulations!

ArtsApp reborn!


More than two years ago, ArtsApp, the bioCEED funded app for species identification was launched. Students on the BIO102 (Organism Biology II) field course in Bergen were the first to try the beta release that included the identification key for Carex species (Starr, in Norwegian). Since then, ArtsApp has been upgraded and additional keys for…

Summary of research group meetings in Bergen


During spring 2017, we have organized bioCEED research meetings every other week. The research group has met for one hour were the meetings have consisted of theoretical and practical discussions, and feedback on individuals’ work. We have discussed diverse themes such as motivation, self-determination theory, qualitative and quantitative methods, learning, and digital pedagogical tools. During…

Five university teachers awarded Excellent Teaching Practitioner status at the University of Bergen


As the first Norwegian institution the University of Bergen rewards excellence in teaching practice through the newly established merit system Excellent Teaching Practitioner and Pedagogical Academy. Five university teachers at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences will be awarded status as Excellent Teaching Practitioner in a ceremony in the University Aula 1st of June. The…

bioCEED at EuroSOTL 2017


This year’s participants in the bioCEED course Collegial Teaching and Learning in STEM Education will present their group projects in Lund at the conference EuroSoTL 2017– Transforming patterns through the scholarship of teaching and learning, June 8-9.