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Monthly Archives: October 2016

Travelogue from ISSoTL conference 2016, Los Angeles

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By biology students Renate Alling and Marie Hauso   The ISSoTL conferance this year was held in Los Angeles, with the theme stories of teaching and learning. This year ISSoTL put away some money to fund the conference fee for students to allow them to join the conference, and we were one of the lucky…

Sharing work practice experience

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Students in workplace practice attended a seminar in October where they discussed their experiences in the workplace. The students could exchange perspectives and experiences from their workplace practice which is now approaching the end. Among other things, the students talked about how they have been able to work with genuine data, which has consequences beyond…

Call for applications: bioCEED small grants

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bioCEED works to develop, test and document the impacts of new teaching and learning methods in biology. You can now apply for small grants of up to 50 KNOK from bioCEED to support research and development projects in biology education. Who can apply: Biology teaching staff employed in Norwegian universities and university Colleges. Send your…

#LearningBiology2016

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The third edition of our #LearningBiology2016 photo contest ended on September 15th. The awarded pictures were all submitted on Instagram. Congratulations to romvesen (1st place and 2nd place ex-æquo) and kamillalaha (2nd place ex-æquo) @Instagram who win a Visa giftcard of a value of 600 and 300NOK, respectively. We would like to congratulate the winners and we invite everyone…

Flipped out of flipped classrooms

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This fall I rearranged my teaching from more traditional lectures to more student active learning. It was successful, the students appreciated it, and the learning outcome increased. I will surely do it again next year. I am positive now, but honestly, if you had asked when I was actually doing all the needed preparation for…

The importance of bachelor projects – bioCEED student seminar at UNIS

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As bioCEED student representatives, we thought it would be important to bring up the topic of bachelor projects to our fellow students. Most of us are heading towards the end of our bachelors, and must therefore prepare for a bachelor project. But there are also many students that don’t need to do a bachelor project…

Upcoming events in November

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Light my fire! NOKUT konferansen om høyere utdanning, 1-2 november, Oslo Å skape en kultur for utdanningskvalitet på høyskoler og universiteter avhenger av et samspill mellom studenter, faglige og administrative ansatte, ledelse, myndigheter og samfunnsliv. Under årets konferanse spør vi: Hvordan kan vi fremme og utnytte dette samspillet? Hvordan strekker vi oss mot det fremste,…

bioCEED seminar – Making (use of) videos in Teaching and Learning.

Recent introduction of the concept of flipped classroom and increased use of online teaching platforms push teachers to adjust or deeply revise course material by making use of new technologies. Videos have become central in these new forms of teaching activities. Even though hardware and software for making videos are getting cheap and easily available,…