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The BEN (BiosciEdNet) Digital
Library Portal Overview



What is BiosciEdNet (BEN)?


A collaboration of professional societies that is
building an online library of digital resources for
pedagogic materials pertaining to biology


Established in 1999 by the American
Association for the Advancement of Science
(AAAS)


Funded by NSF grants


Serves as a catalyst for strengthening teaching
and learning in the biological sciences.



Aims of BiosciEdNet (BEN)


Focused on undergraduate level


Promote active learning


Materials are peer
-
reviewed before
being made available


Access is through
http://www.biosciednet.org



BiosciEdNet (BEN) Collaborative

BEN serves as a catalyst for professional
societies or coalitions that seek to:


Build biological sciences education
-
focused
digital libraries that include high quality,
inquiry
-
driven, active, and engaging STEM
education


Contribute resources to the BEN portal.


Collaborate in terms of pedagogy, authentic
assessment, and development of
multidisciplinary biological sciences
resources.



BEN provides resources for...


Guided Inquiry


Open Inquiry


Inquiry online


Inquiry as part of a learning cycle unit


Transforming “Cookbook” labs into
guided/open inquiries



2005 Practice



Portal for biological sciences



~10,000 peer reviewed resources



11 societies and centers



National Science Digital Library





NSDL Pathways Slide

coming soon…….



WHY USE BEN?

Peer
-
reviewed resources:



Active learning activities



High
-
quality images



Data sets



Animations



Assessments



Journal articles



Lesson plans



Laboratory activities



Teaching strategies



Rubrics



WHY USE BEN?

Diverse biological fields represented:




over 75 fields of study



over 21 professional societies

including:



AAAS


ESA



AIBS


APS



BSA


SICB



ASM


ASCB



Collaborators (*Founding Collaborators)




AAAS
-
American Association for the Advancement of Science (EHR, STKE,
Science)
*


ABLE
-
Association of Biology Lab Educators


AIBS
-
American Institute of Biological Sciences*


APS
-
American Physiological Society*


APS
-
American Phytopathological Society*


ASBMB
-
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology*


ASCB
-
American Society for Cell Biology


ASM
-
American Society for Microbiology*


BCC
-
BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium


Bio
-
Link
-
the

NSF Advanced Technological Education Center for Biotechnology


BSA
-
Botanical Society of America


ESA
-
Ecological Society of America*


EntDL
-
Entomology Digital Library


FUN

-
Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience


HAPS
-
Human Anatomy and Physiology Society


MLER
-
Microbial Life Education Resources


NABT
-
National Association of Biology Teachers*


NAHSEP
-
National Association of Health Science Education Partnerships


NBII
-
National Biological Information Infrastructure*


NLM
-
AE
-
National Library of Medicine
-
Access Excellence*


SDB
-
Society for Developmental Biology


SICB
-
Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology


SOT
-
Society for Toxicology*




WHY USE BEN?

Efficient search engine:




Advanced search feature



Browse by



subject and topic



resource type



audience level




How can faculty benefit from BEN?


By
downloading

and
utilizing

existing
resources from the library


By
contributing

pedagogic materials to
the library


By
collaborating

in terms of pedagogy,
authentic assessment, and
development of multidisciplinary
biological sciences resources.



What if you want to contribute
a resource?


Generally go through collaborator society


Submission involves completing online form


Copyright may be claimed, but generally
disseminated for free


Item will be reviewed, based on society’s protocol


Accepted items can count as a form of
publication!!



























Resource is not worth collecting

if it can’t be…



FOUND





SHARED





ASM Server




ML Resource

ML Catalogue Info


AAAS Server





ML Catalogue Info


Catalogue

Info

Catalogue

Info

Catalogue

Info



Learning Resources Types

Animation

Application

Audio

Diagram

Digital Presentation

Discussion Group

Graph/Chart

Illustration

Image

Map

Online tool

Photograph

Simulation

Software

Table

Video





Abstract

Book

Book Chapter

Journal

Journal Article

Meeting Presentation

Memo

Newsletter

Non
-
journal Article

Pamphlet/Brochure

Proceedings

Report







Bibliography

Database

Dataset

Dictionary/Glossary

Discussion Archive

Index

Manual

Review





Assessment: Exam

Assessment Tool

Assignment (non
-
lab)

Career materials

Course Syllabus

Education Standards

Field Trip Guide

Laboratory Manual

Lecture/Lecture Outline

Lesson Plan

Teaching Strategies





Topics

agriculture & aquaculture

anatomy

anthropology & archaeology

bacteriology

behavioral science

biochemistry

biocomplexity

biodiversity

bioengineering

bioethics

bioinformatics

biophysics

biostatistics

biotechnology

botany & plant science

cardiology

cell biology

conservation biology

cryobiology

developmental biology

ecology

education

endocrinology

entomology

environmental sciences

epidemiology

evolutionary biology

exercise & kinesiology

exobiology

forestry

gastroenterology

genetics & heredity

genomics

geography

glycobiology

hematology

histology

human biology

hydrology & water resources

immunology

invertebrate biology

marine biology

metabolism

microbiology

molecular biology

mycology

natural history

nephrology

neurobiology

nutrition & food sciences

oceanography

paleontology

parasitology

pathology

pharmacology

phylogeny

physiology

population biology

proteomics

psychology

public health

range science

reproductive biology

respiratory biology

sociobiology

soil biology

structural biology

systematics

taxonomy & classification

theoretical biology

toxicology

vertebrate biology

virology

wildlife science

zoology