Online teaching: Practices and resources

The following resources were collected by a group of dedicated educators and ASBMB members. If you would like to submit additional resources for inclusion in these page, please fill out the form below.

A note from the organizers of this initiative:

We are a team of educators that has come together to provide resources for instructors in biochemistry, molecular biology and related fields as many of us make a quick transition to remote learning. Outlined below are some recommended practices.

We acknowledge the ASBMB for publicizing our work, but what is shared here does not reflect the views of the ASBMB. Some of these guidelines are supported and inspired by the literature, and others are drawn from the experience of online educators working with this team. Some of these tools will work better in some contexts than others; we hope to provide at least a starting point for instructors as they revise their course design for remote education.

  1. Organizing course materials and communicating with students
  2. Course content: Borrow, adapt or create?
  3. Asynchronous discussions / Discussion boards
  4. Collaboration and peer review
  5. Online assessments 
  6. Online lab work
  7. Other considerations

Thanks to the following for their work in assembling these resources:

  • Kristen Procko, Chemistry and Biochemistry with Molecular Memory
  • Jessica Bell, University of San Diego
  • Marilee Benore, University of Michigan Deerborn
  • Rachell Booth, University of the Incarnate Word
  • Daniel Dries, Juniata College
  • Debra Martin, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
  • Pamela Mertz, St. Marys College of Maryland
  • Victoria Moore, Elon University
  • Erika Offerdahl, Washington State University
  • Marvin Payne, La Sierra University
  • Quinn Vega, Montclair State University
  • Joseph Provost, University of San Diego

If you would like to submit additional resources for inclusion in these pages, please fill out this form.

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