AAAS-American Association for the Advancement of Science ABLE-Association of Biology Lab Educators AIBS-American Institute of Biological Sciences APS-American Physiological Society ASBMB-American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology ASM-American Society for Microbiology BCC-BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium ESA-Ecological Society of America HAPS-Human Anatomy and Physiology Society NABT-National Association of Biology Teachers NBII-National Biological Information Infrastructure NLM-AE-National Library of Medicine-Access Excellence STKE - Science’s Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment SOT-Society for Toxicology VIDA-Video and Image Data Access (VIDA)/Cal State Fullerton
New BEN PartnersAs of May 2003
ASCB - American Society for Cell Biology Biolinks SICB - Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology HEAL - Health Education Assets Library ASPB – American Society for Plant Biology
AAASYolanda S. George, Deputy Director
Linda Akli, Senior Program Associate
Nancy Gough, Managing Editor/STKE
ASMAmy L. Chang, Director, Education Department
Susan Musante, Manager, Education Programs
APSMarsha Lakes Matyas, Education Officer
Melinda E. Lowy, Higher Education Programs Coordinator
ESAJason Taylor, Director of Education
ASBMBKelly A. Gull, Manager, Meetings and Educational Programs
AAASLinda AkliJason SmithAAAS/Science’s STKENancy GoughAPSMelinda LowyASMRon ButlerESAJason TaylorE-guana.netCal Collins, Consultant to AAAS and ESAPublishing Consultant to AAASWinfield SwansonSmart Solutions ServicesCarol Walls, Consultant to APS and ASMSMETE Open Federation (SOF), University of California, BerkeleyBrandon Muramatsu
J. Ellis Bell, University of RichmondCarol Brewer, University of MontanaA. Malcolm Campbell, Davidson CollegePaul A. Craig, Rochester Institute of TechnologyMichael Edidin, Johns Hopkins UniversityWilliam Higgins, University of MarylandBarbara E. Goodman, University of South DakotaBarbara Horwitz, University of California, DavisTracy L. Johnson, California Institute of TechnologyLeticia Márquez-Magaña, San Francisco State University M. Patricia Morse, University of WashingtonJoseph Perpich, JG Perpich, LLCKristine M. Snow, Fox Valley Technical CollegeNeena Schwartz, Northwestern UniversityJudith Voet, Swarthmore College Maria E. Zavala, California State University, Northridge
A Catalyst for …
Social and cultural changes in the teaching of the biological sciences in higher education.
Individual biology educators to improve their teaching through access to quality resources, collaboration, and network building.
Participating societies and coalitions to build collaborations in terms of pedagogy, authentic assessment, multidisciplinary resources, and development of their individual digital library collections.
Seamless access to quality, credible, and authoritative resources.
Shared digital resources across sub-disciplines.
Serve the diverse community of biology educators not currently served by any single group.
agriculture & aquacultureanatomyanthropology & archaeologybacteriologybehavioral sciencebiochemistrybiocomplexitybiodiversitybioengineeringbioethicsbioinformaticsbiophysicsbiostatisticsbiotechnology botany & plant sciencecardiologycell biologyconservation biologycryobiologydevelopmental biologyecology educationendocrinologyentomologyenvironmental sciences
epidemiologyevolutionary biologyexercise & kinesiologyexobiologyforestrygastroenterologygenetics & hereditygenomics geographyglycobiologyhematologyhistologyhuman biology hydrology & water resourcesimmunologyinvertebrate biologymarine biologymetabolismmicrobiology molecular biologymycologynatural historynephrology neurobiologynutrition & food sciences
oceanographypaleontologyparasitologypathologypharmacologyphylogeny physiologypopulation biologyproteomicspsychologypublic healthrange sciencereproductive biologyrespiratory biologysociobiologysoil biologystructural biologysystematicstaxonomy & classificationtheoretical biologytoxicologyvertebrate biologyvirologywildlife sciencezoology
Learning Resources Types
Animation Audio Video Diagram
Graph/Chart Table 35 mm Slide Presentation
Illustration Map Photograph Image
Simulation Application Discussion Group Web Cast
Online tool Software
Proceedings Book Book Chapter Journal
Journal Article Thesis/Dissertation Report Abstract
Memo Newsletter Non-journal Article Pamphlet/Brochure
Bibliography Index Dataset Dictionary/Glossary
Thesaurus Discussion Archive Manual Scientific Standards
Education Standards Teaching Strategies Course Syllabus Lesson Plan
Lecture Lab Exercise Lab Manual Assignment (non-lab)
Assessment Tool Assessment Exam Field Trip Guide
User Questions Models/examples provided
1. Enhancing and improving the lecture setting (“How can I find resources to improve my lectures?)
* Audio-visuals; Content; Improving pedagogy (the “interactive” lecture)
2. Updating your knowledge base (“How can I find the current research on a topic?”)
* Guidelines for identifying scientifically accurate sites; Models for using research-based sites (e.g., AAAS’ STKE)
3. Finding a lab/lesson (“Where can I find a lab activity on a topic?”)
* Sample lab/lessons * Effective Pedagogy Information
4. Effective teaching methods * Effective Pedagogy Information
5. Student Web page content reviews (“Where can I send my students to read about a topic?”)
* Guidelines for identifying scientifically accurate sites; Providing models of student Web content review activities; Providing guidelines for creating your own Web content review activities.
6. Student interactive Web activities (“Where can I send my students to actively explore a topic?”)
* Identifying sites with interactive student activities, simulations, etc.; Outlining the most effective uses of these sites.
7. Creating interactive student Web activities(“Where can I find tools to set up my own online
course/resources, interactive Web activities, etc….?)
* Examples from programs like BioQuest, Project WISE, WebQuest, etc.
* Information on tools available (e.g., WISE, Blackboard.com, WebQuest, etc.)
Note: From APS Archives
Who Is Visiting BEN Portal?
2081 Registered Users 90% are educators 61% teach in undergraduate, graduate, and
professional school Institutions Represented Include:
477 Universities and Colleges 40 Two Year Colleges 19 Minority Serving Institutions
Note: Statistics as of 7-31-2003
What are Visitors Seeking?
Note: From ASM ML May 2003
Note: From ASM ML May 2003
Current User Services Advanced Search Basic Keyword Search Browse (Subject & Type) Announcements Calendar of Events
User Services to be added User Review and Commentary Tools (APS Archives) Review Annotations and Theme Relations Field (ESA EcoEdNet) Reference Services (BEN Portal) Services Based on User Profiles (APS Archives)
Current BEN Portal Administrative Services User Registration Profile Login Password Resource Cataloging Metadata Harvesting Metadata Validation Web Trend Reporting (Hits and Visitors) User Registration Profile Summary Reports
Administrative Services to be added User Surveys (Demographic and Collection Use)
Current Project Publications Available at http://www.biosciednet.org/project_site/ BEN Metadata Specification Version 1.0 (based on IEEE LOM) Metadata Harvester Software Specifications using the OAI Protocol BEN Metadata Repository Database Specification XML specification and schema for transferring BEN LOM Metadata Cataloging Software Specifications Search Engine Specifications Beta Test Evaluation Report (April 2002) BEN Metadata Harvesting Quick Start Guide (April 2003)
Project Publications In Development BEN Portal Site Standard Operating Procedures
Understanding integration of digital resources into the postsecondary biology curriculum
Community/Partnership Development Contributor/User Development Contributor Incentives Content Gaps Sustainability
BEN Partnership Structure Founding
Partners who established the BEN Collaborative. Collections
Partners that maintain a digital collection. Creates and maintain a metadata catalog of their resources Peer-reviews resources in their collection.
Contributor Development Partners that trains faculty to develop teaching and learning
resources Training focus is on the creation of biological sciences teaching
and learning resources. Dissemination
Partners that promotes the use of BEN to faculty users
Date Event Place
Feb. 26-28 IMLS Webwise Washington, DC
Mar. 14-16 AAHE Washington, DC
Mar. 22-23 AIBS Washington, DC
Mar. 27-30 NSTA Philadelphia
May 16-18 ASM UGCONF Washington, DC
May 27-31 JCDL Houston, TX
June 3-7 ABLE Las Vegas (UNLV)
Date Event Place
July 19-22 IAMSE Washington, DC
Sept. 25-28 SACNAS Albuquerque, NM
Oct. 8-11 NABT Portland, OR
Oct. 13 NSDL Washington, DC
Oct. 30 – Nov. 1 NSTA Regional Minneapolis, MN
Nov. 13-15 NSTA Regional Kansas City, MO
Dec. 4-6 NSTA Regional Reno, NV