Announcements


April Journal Club

posted Mar 29, 2018, 8:33 AM by oCUBE Org

April Journal Club will be hosted by Joe Boivin. We will be discussing a paper about active learning instruction in the classroom. 

Article: Auerbach, A.J., Higgins, M., Brickman, P., and Andrews, T.C. 2018. Teacher Knowledge for Active-Learning Instruction: Expert-Novice Comparison Reveals Differences. CBE Life Sci. 17: 1-14. https://www.lifescied.org/doi/pdf/10.1187/cbe.17-07-0149

Please choose which day and time would suit you best to attend journal club out of the choices offered in the following doodle poll: https://doodle.com/poll/sdxav2u5ynzi5fgz

March Journal Club

posted Mar 26, 2018, 9:29 AM by oCUBE Org

March Journal Club will be hosted by Elspeth Smith. We will be discussing a paper about a course based undergraduate research experience. 

Please go to the following doodle poll: https://doodle.com/poll/zbppezhewxwnhhfx    to register for your preferred time. 

February Journal Club

posted Feb 7, 2018, 2:31 PM by oCUBE Org   [ updated Feb 7, 2018, 2:35 PM ]

February Journal Club will be hosted by Lovaye Kajura. We will be discussing a paper about learning outcomes from a pilot medical innovations course. 
Ludwig, P.M.,  Nagel, J. K.,  and Lewis, E. J.  2017. Student learning outcomes from a pilot medical innovations course with nursing, engineering, and biology undergraduate students. International Journal of STEM Education 4: 33 , 1-14.  
The journal club will be held on Wed Feb 21 from 12pm - 1pm. To setup for this, please send Lovaye (kajura@mcmaster.ca) your Skype handle. You may be sent a Skype request, which you will have to accept before you can be included in the group call. 

January Journal Club

posted Jan 17, 2018, 12:55 PM by oCUBE Org

January Journal Club will be hosted by Marissa Dahari. We will be discussing a paper about a module for teaching how science works. 
Article: : Price, RM; Perez, KE. Many Paths Toward Discovery: A Module for Teaching How Science Works. Journal of College Science Teaching; 47(3): 78-87.
    Here is the link to some supplementary info included the case study that is frequently referenced in this article:                             https://undsci.berkeley.edu/article/alvarez_01

Please go to the following doodle poll: https://doodle.com/poll/cs6tciiu5xpem2cu    to register for your preferred time. 

November Journal Club

posted Nov 15, 2017, 12:34 PM by oCUBE Org   [ updated Nov 20, 2017, 6:23 AM ]

November Journal Club will be hosted by Jessica Hill. We will be discussing a paper about self-efficacy as a driver for performance gains in active learning. 
Article: Ballen et al. 2017. Enhancing Diversity in Undergraduate Science: Self-efficacy Drives Performance Gains with Active Learning. CBE-Life Sciences Education, 16(4), ar56. (doi: 10.1187/cbe.16-12-0344). The journal club date and time has been set for November 24 at 1PM! Please send your skype handle to Jessica Hill (jessica.hill at utoronto.ca).

December meeting in Windsor, Dec. 19

posted Nov 13, 2017, 6:07 AM by oCUBE Org

We'll be meeting in Windsor, ON on Dec. 19. If you're planning to join us, please take a moment to register on the December 2017 in Windsor page. We'll post information about accommodations and the agenda soon!

October Journal Club

posted Oct 23, 2017, 12:06 PM by oCUBE Org

The October Journal Club is hosted by Tanya Noel, and will be on Friday Oct. 27 at 11 AM.

We'll be discussing:
Richard, M., Coley, J. D., & Tanner, K. D. (2017). Investigating undergraduate students’ use of intuitive reasoning and evolutionary knowledge in explanations of antibiotic resistance. CBE-Life Sciences Education, 16(3), ar55.
http://www.lifescied.org/content/16/3/ar55.abstract

Want to join? Let Tanya know your Skype handle!

September Journal Club

posted Sep 18, 2017, 11:41 AM by oCUBE Org

Our September journal club will take place on September 18 at 3PM. Your host is Jenn Waugh and the paper that will be discussed is: Hoffman, K., Leupen, S., Dowell, K. Kephart, K., and J. Leips. 2016. Development and assessment of modules to integrate quantitative skills in introductory biology courses. CBE-Life Sciences Education 15: 1-12. doi: 10.1187/cbe.15-09-0126. Enjoy

August Journal Club Update

posted Aug 21, 2017, 5:32 AM by oCUBE Org   [ updated Aug 21, 2017, 8:22 AM ]

The Journal Club date and time has been selected! Our August Journal club will be held on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 from 2-3PM via Skype. Dennis Kolosov has selected the following paper: Improvements from a Flipped Classroom May Simply Be the Fruits of Active Learning. (2015). Jensen et al. CBE, 14:1-12. Here is the article link: http://www.lifescied.org/content/14/1/ar5.full.pdf+html. If you are interested in participating, please email Dennis (kolosovd at mcmaster.ca) with your Skype email/handle before the journal club or look for Dennis on Skype using the following email: denniskolosov at gmail.com.

August 2017 Journal Club

posted Aug 10, 2017, 10:16 AM by oCUBE Org

Our Journal club will be hosted by Dennis Kolosov and based on the following paper: Improvements from a Flipped Classroom May Simply Be the Fruits of Active Learning. (2015). Jensen et al. CBE, 14:1-12. Here is the article link: http://www.lifescied.org/content/14/1/ar5.full.pdf+html. If you are intereste din participating, please complete a Doodle poll using this link: https://beta.doodle.com/poll/m48pkh6yiixgrb2hIf you sign up for the journal club using the doodle poll, please email Dennis (kolosovd at mcmaster.ca) with your Skype email/handle by Friday Aug, 18th.

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