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March 25, 2021 Seminar in our Conversations on Data and Diversity Series

Below you find a list of our panelists and their backgrounds, a video recording of the seminar with times listed from the video when you can find individual components of the seminar and resources shared during the call or related to the call.

Our panelists were:

Recording of the Panel

Timing of Seminar Activities in the Video

  • 0:00 Introduction and Announcements, Jody Peters (University of Notre Dame)
  • 8:11 Introduction of Panelists, Diana Dalbotten (University of Minnesota)
  • 10:10 Panelist: Cayelan Carey (Virginia Tech)
  • 24:10 Panelist: Emelia Obodum Kusi (Virginia Commonwealth University)
  • 37:33 Panelist: Sam Donovan (University of Pittsburgh)
  • 49:58 Q&A Session Moderated by Alyssa Willson (University of Notre Dame) followed by open casual discussions for those who could continue to stay for the meeting

Resources Shared by the Speakers

  • Project EDDIE (Environmental Data-Driven Inquiry and Exploration) – find teaching modules targeted for undergraduates for ecology, limnology, geology, hydrology, and environmental sciences and see upcoming workshops
  • Macrosystems EDDIE – overview and link to macrosystems ecology and ecological forecasting teaching modules aimed at the undergraduate level
  • 4DEE – Four Dimensional Ecology Education Framework from ESA
  • Farrell & Carey 2018 paper on helpful tips for teaching computational literacy skills to undergrads
  • Sites with open sources data that Emelia used for her research:
  • YouTube Channels
  • freeCodeCamp – resource for individuals who want to learn to code for free
  • Project Biodiversify – repository of teaching materials and methods aimed at enhancing human diversity and inclusivity in biology courses
  • QUBES (Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis) – a community of individuals and organizations committed to accelerating STEM education reform. Supported by social-cyberinfrastructure and commitment to teaching quantitative skills, QUBES works to make sure that teaching is effective, open, accessible, equitable, and inclusive by providing a platform for publishing open education resources.
  • Teaching Quantitative Biology Online – collection of open education resources (OERs) that are designed to teach quantitative skills in a variety of biological contexts and will work well in an online setting with minimals adaptation.
  • BLUE (Biodiversity Literacy in Undergraduate Education) – community of biodiversity, data, and education specialists who are working together to identify core biodiversity data competencies for undergraduates, develop strategies for integrating these competencies into the introductory biology curriculum, and build capacity for sustained development and implementation of biodiversity and data literacy education. 
  • Ecology and Evolution Special Issue, Volume 10, Issue 12, November 2020: Taking Learning Online in Ecology and Evolution