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A Call for a Community of Practice to Assess the Impact of Emerging Technologies on Undergraduate Biology Education

    Authors: Jamie L. Jensen1,*, Juville Dario-Becker2, Lee E. Hughes3, D. Sue Katz Amburn4, Joyce A. Shaw5
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    Affiliations: 1: Department of Biology, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602; 2: Central Virginia Community College, Lynchburg, VA 24502; 3: Biological Sciences, University of North Texas, Denton, TX 76203; 4: Department of Biology, Rogers State University, Claremore, OK 74017; 5: School of Arts and Sciences, Endicott College, Beverly, MA 01915
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    • Published 03 May 2012
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    • *Corresponding author. Mailing address: Department of Biology, 699 WIDB, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602. Phone: 801-422-6896. Fax: 801-422-0090. E-mail: [email protected].
    • Copyright © 2012 American Society for Microbiology
    Source: J. Microbiol. Biol. Educ. May 2012 vol. 13 no. 1 21-27. doi:10.1128/jmbe.v13i1.347
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    Abstract:

    Recent recommendations for educational research encourage empirically tested, theory-based, completely transparent, and broadly applicable studies. In light of these recommendations, we call for a research standard and community of practice in the evaluation of technology use in the undergraduate life science classroom. We outline appropriate research methodology, review and critique the past research on technology usage and, lastly, suggest a new and improved focus for research on emerging technologies.

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Recent recommendations for educational research encourage empirically tested, theory-based, completely transparent, and broadly applicable studies. In light of these recommendations, we call for a research standard and community of practice in the evaluation of technology use in the undergraduate life science classroom. We outline appropriate research methodology, review and critique the past research on technology usage and, lastly, suggest a new and improved focus for research on emerging technologies.

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