Research & Development
The project “Undergraduate research and generic skills in (re)design of the biology education” is a DIKU-founded project set to run for 3 years, involving a collaboration between the Center for Excellence in Biology Education bioCEED, the Department of Biological Sciences at UiB and the UiB Learning Lab. The project aims at redesigning the BSc in biology using a module for redesign developed by Texas A&M adapted to the Norwegian and local context. Further, the project also emphasises the development of generic skills and undergraduate research experiences throughout the BSc degree. Read more...
ArtsApp, the student-developed app that makes species identification easy
ArtsApp aims to digitalize and ease the use of keys in identification of species. Originally developed around the genus Carex, (Starr in Norwegian), the app now offers a dozen keys such as ferns and ground beetles.
bioSKILLS: focusing on transferable skills in biology education
Our project bioSKILLS focuses on the importance of transferable skills in biology education. We develop web-based platforms and resources that help students increase their numerical competence, writing and practical skills. bioST@TS, bioWRITE and Learning Arctic Biology are among these platforms.
Biology didactics (biologididaktikk) concerns the teaching and learning of biology, based in research. The blog biologididaktikk presents teaching materials in selected biological topics, tips and tricks for activating students, as well as introductions to the biological foundations for learning.
PRIME (How implementation of PRactice can IMprove relevance and quality in discipline and professional Educations) investigates how increased level of practical experience influences learning in higher education. PRIME is funded by The Research Council of Norway and is a collaboration between bioCEED, Uni Research Environment and private and public workplaces where biologists work.
In Bjørndalen, the AB department is combining resources to study and link systems from the marine realm (the IsA time series station), through the coastal zone and onto land. The aim is to build a cost-effective field laboratory that creates research synergies between faculty and authentic research experiences for students.