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These are the notes for my introductory lecture in VIBS 658, Research Methods in Science and Technology Journalism. Aside from covering the learning objectives and mechanics of the course, we begin the class with a discussion ...
VIBS 310 Week 5: What is a Literature Review?
This week's activities introduce students to literature reviews. The video asks students to imagine the scientific understanding of the world before the classic Avery, MacLeod, and McCarty experiment demonstrated that DNA ...
VIBS 658 Spring Course Syllabus
This is the syllabus for VIBS 658, Research Methods in Science and Technology Journalism
VIBS 310 Week 6: Citation Basics
In this learning module, I use a video to introduce the basics of citation practices, including why we cite, what we cite, and what we don't cite. I also use a discussion prompt to help students begin narrowing down a ...
VIBS 310 Week 3: Scientific Abstracts and Information Overload
In this learning module, students learn what abstracts are and why they're so important to scientific discourse. They also practice identifying different parts of abstracts as part of a group exercise. Finally, they ...
VIBS 310 Week 2: Epistemology and Biomedical Writing
Many of the peculiarities of scientific discourse only make sense in light of how scientists generate new knowledge. Therefore, I begin VIBS 310: Biomedical Writing with a discussion of scientific epistemology.
ENGL 393/AFST 393: Africana Literature and Culture: Digital Diaspora
In the 1990s we heard much of the democratization of knowledge emerging from the developing technological infrastructure, particularly the emerging internet. There was great hope that the free access materials on the web ...
VIBS 310 Week 4: Structure of Story and Journal Articles
In this learning module, students are introduced to the structure of story. That serves as a foundation for understanding the structure of journal articles. In addition to videos explaining these concepts, students are ...
VIBS 310 Week 1: Orientation Materials
A key to a good remote learning experience for students is to build a sense of community. It is also necessary, of course, that students have a clear understanding of the course structure, content, and expectations. I do ...
Thermodynamics for Technologists