Publications and Presentations

Skylight contributes to the science education literature by disseminating our work through peer-reviewed journals and at conferences.

 

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

2017

Welsh, A.J., Shaw, A., & Fox, J. (2017). The pairing of a science communications and a language course to enrich first-year English language learners’ writing and argumentation skills. Journal of College Science Teaching, 46(5), 64-72.

2016

Birol, G., Briseño-Garzón, A., & Han, A. (2016). Faculty Teaching Practices and Perceptions: Comparative Analysis Based on Time Spent Lecturing. Collected Essays in Learning and Teaching.

Briseño-Garzón, A., Han, A., Birol, G., Bates, S., & Whitehead, L. (2016). Faculty Perceptions of Effective Teaching in a Large Research-Intensive University: Preliminary Findings. Collected Essays in Learning and Teaching, 133–144.

Code, W., Merchant, S., Maciejewski, W., Thomas, M., & Lo, J. (2016). The Mathematics Attitudes and Perceptions Survey: an instrument to assess expert-like views and dispositions among undergraduate mathematics students. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology. Retrieved from http://cwsei.ubc.ca/resources/surveys.htm

Deane, T., Jeffery, E., Nomme, K., Birol, G., & Pollock, C. (2016). Development of the Statistical Reasoning in Biology Concept Inventory. CBE Life Sciences Education, 1–13, 15. https://doi.org/10.1187/cbe.15-06-0131

Jeffery, E., Nomme, K., Deane, T., Pollock, C., & Birol, G. (2016). Investigating the Role of an Inquiry-based Biology Lab course on Student Attitudes and Views toward Science. CBE Life Sciences Education, 4, 15, 61.1–61.12. https://doi.org/10.1187/cbe.14-11-0203

2015

Chasteen, S. V., Perkins, K. K., Code, W. J., & Wieman, C. E. (2015). The Science Education Initiative: An Experiment in Scaling Up Educational Improvements in a Research University. Transforming Institutions: Undergraduate STEM Education for the 21st Century, 125–139.

Jandciu, E., Stewart, J. J., Stoodley, R., Birol, G., Han, A., & Fox, J. A. (2015). Bridging the Gap: Embedding Communication Courses in the Science Undergraduate Curriculum. Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 24(4), 103–123.

Wieman, C. & Welsh, A. (2015). The connection between teaching methods and attribution errors. Educational Psychology Review, p. 1-4. Available online at: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10648-015-9317-3/fulltext.html

2014

Birol, G., Deane, T., Cassidy, A., & Fox, J. (2014). Impact of a First Year Seminar in Science on Students’ Views on the Nature of Science. International Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Learning, 20(3), 65–83.

Code, W., Piccolo, C., Kohler, D., & MacLean, M. (2014). Teaching methods comparison in a large calculus class. ZDM, 46(4), 589–601. Retrieved from http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11858-014-0582-2

Deane, T., Jeffery, E., Nomme, K., Birol, G., & Pollock, C. (2014). Biological Experimental Design Concept Inventory Development. CBE Life Sciences Education, 13(3), 540–51. https://doi.org/10.1187/cbe.13-11-0218

Fox, J. A., Birol, G., Han, A., Cassidy, A., Welsh, A., Nakonechny, J., Samuels, A. L. (2014). Enriching Educational Experiences through UBC’s First Year Seminar in Science (SCIE113). Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 7(1), 1–18.

Han, A., & Code, W. (2014). Teaching and Learning Fellows: A model for transforming teaching and learning. Research Paper Presentation at Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE).

Hansen, M., & Birol, G. (2014). Longitudinal Study of Student Attitudes in a Biology Program. CBE Life Sciences Education, 13(2), 331–337. https://doi.org/10.1187/cbe.13-06-0124

Nomme, K., & Birol, G. (2014). Course Redesign: An Evidence-based Approach. Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 5(1), Article 2. Retrieved from http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/cjsotl_rcacea/vol5/iss1/2

2013

Birol, G., Han, A., Welsh, A., & Fox, J. (2013). Impact of a Seminar in Science on Students’ Writing and Argumentation. Journal of College Science Teaching, 43, 82–91.

Kalas, P., O’Neill, A., Pollock, C., & Birol, G. (2013). Development of a Meiosis Concept Inventory. CBE Life Sciences Education, 12(4), 655–664. https://doi.org/10.1187/cbe.12-10-0174

2012

Kim, D., & Nakonechny, J. (2012). Using Cognitive Load Theory to Better Assess Students’ Learning. Canadian Math Society Notes, 44(1), 12–13.

2011

Semsar, K., Knight, J. K., Birol, G., & Smith, M. K. (2011). The Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey (CLASS) for Use in Biology. CBE Life Sciences Education, 10, 268–278. https://doi.org/10.1187/cbe.10-103133

2010

Macfadyen, L. P., & Dawson, S. (2010). Mining LMS data to develop an ‘‘early warning system” for educators: A proof of concept. Computers & Education, 54:588-599. doi:10.1016/j.compedu.2009.09.008 

Gaudet A.D., Ramer L.M., Nakonechny J., Cragg J.J., Ramer M.S., 2010.  Small-Group Learning in an Upper-Level University Biology Class Enhances Academic Performance and Student Attitudes Toward Group Work. PLoS ONE 5(12): e15821. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0015821

O’Neill, A., Birol, G., Pollock, C., A Report on the Implementation of the Blooming Biology Tool: Aligning Course Learning Outcomes with Assessments and Promoting Consistency in a Large Multi-Section First Year Biology Course, Canadian Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 1(1), 2010, http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/cjsotl_rcacea/vol1/iss1/8

2009

Bubela, T., Nisbet, M. C., Borchelt, R. et al. (2009). Science Communication Reconsidered. Nature Biotechnology, 27, 514–518.

2008

Ward, S. J. A., & Jandciu, E. (2008). Challenges in Communicating Science to Canadians. Media Development, 55(3), 12–16.

2007

Birol, G., McKenna, A. F., Smith, H. D., Giorgio, T., & Brophy, S. (2007). Development of Challenge Based Educational Modules in the Biotechnology Domain. International Journal of Engineering Education, 23(1), 171–183.

Milner-Bolotin, M. (2007a). Building bridges between the scientists and the teachers to bring the joy of science to British Columbia students. The Science Scope, 30(9), 58–59.

Milner-Bolotin, M. (2007b). Reflections on the University of British Columbia Faculty Certificate Program. International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 1(2), 6.

Milner-Bolotin, M. (2007c). Teachers as actors: The implications of acting on physics teaching. The Physics Teacher, 45, 58–60.

Milner-Bolotin, M., & Antimirova, T. (2007). Physics Education in Canada: Recent developments. Canadian Undergraduate Physics Journal, 6(1), 28–29.

Milner-Bolotin, M., Kotlicki, A., & Rieger, G. (2007). Can students learn from lecture demonstrations: The role and place of interactive lecture experiments in large introductory science courses. Journal of College Science Teaching, 36(4), 45–49.

Nakonechny, J. (2007). Teaching and Learning:  a two-way street. Report for the Council of Life Sciences, UBC. Retrieved from http://www.skylight.science.ubc.ca

2006

Birol, G., Smith, H. D., Hirsch, P., & Liu, S. Q. (2006). Educational Modules in Tissue Engineering. Bioscience Education E-Journal, 7(7), Article 7-6.

Macfadyen, L. P. (2006). Virtual Ethnicity: The new digitization of place, body, language, and memory. Electronic Magazine of Multicultural Education, 8(1).

Macfadyen, L. P. (n.d.). In a world of text, is the author King? The Revolutionary Potential of Wiki (Open Content) Technologies. Hastings Bridge: A Journal from the Graduate Liberal Studies Program, 6, 3–14.

Milner-Bolotin, M. (2006). Course profile: Showcasing the variety of ways that members of the UBC teaching community are helping to enhance student learning. Tips for Using Peer Response System (clickers) in Large Introductory Science Classes. Tapestry, (13), 7–8.

Yalvac, B., Smith, H. D., Hirsch, P., & Birol, G. (2006). Teaching Writing in a Laboratory Based Engineering Course with a How People Learn Framework. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, (108), 59–73.

2004

Milner-Bolotin, M. (2004). Tips for using a peer response system in the large introductory physics classroom. The Physics Teacher, 42(4), 253–254. https://doi.org/10.1119/1.1696604

2003

Erzen, F. C., Birol, G., & Cinar, A. (2003). Development and Implementation of an Educational Simulator: GLUCOSIM. Chemical Engineering Education, 37(4).

2001

Birol, G., Birol, I., & Cinar, A. (2001). Student Performance Enhancement by Cross-Course Project Assignments: A Case Study in Bioengineering and Process Modeling. Chemical Engineering Education, 35(2), 128–133.

Birol, I., Birol, G., Ündey, C., & Cinar, A. (2001). A Web-Based Simulator for Penicillin Fermentation. International Journal of Engineering Simulation, 2(1), 24–30. Retrieved from http://www.intjes.co.uk/vol2num1/vol2num1.html

Cassidy, A., Griffiths, T., & Nakonechny, J. (2001). Concept Mapping:  Mirroring processes of thinking and learning. UBC Centre for Teaching and Academic Growth, 4.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

2017

Welsh, A., Marken, K., Suderman, M., & Fox, J. (2017, February). Enriching international student experiences and institutional practices for fostering student success. Presentation at the First Year Experience Conference, Atlanta, GA. 

Elouazizi, N., Birol, G., Oh, J., & Darby, T. (2017, March). A Formal Semantics-informed Learning Analytics Technology for Analyzing Written Argumentation. Conference presented at the LAK 2017, Vancouver.

Welsh, A., Allen, M., & Johnson, K. (2017, May). Creating and sharing strategies for fostering an inclusive, intercultural learning environment. Workshop at the 13th Annual Learning Week Conference, University of British Columbia Okanagan, Kelowna, BC.

Code, W., Welsh, A., & Maxwell, J. (2017, May). The Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative at the University of British Columbia. Presentation at the Canadian Society for Studies in Higher Education Conference, Toronto, ON.

Han, A., Briseño-Garzón, A., Birol, G., & Bates, S. (2017, June). Educational Leaders: Practices and Perceptions of Teaching Stream Faculty at a Large Canadian Research-Intensive Institution. Conference presented at the STLHE 2017, Halifax.

Briseño-Garzón, A., Han, A., Birol, G., & Bates, S. (2017, June). An International Study of Teaching Practices in Higher Education. Conference presented at the STLHE 2017, Halifax.

Campbell, A., Welsh, A., Oberg, G., Jandciu, E., Elouazizi, N., Han, A., & Birol, G. (2017, June). Bridging Classroom Science Learning and Scholarly Scientific Research: Integrating Peer Review in a First-Year Science Seminar. Conference presented at the STLHE 2017, Halifax.

2016

Birol, G., Han, A., Briseño-Garzón, A., & Bates, S. (2016a, June). Faculty Responses to the Teaching Practices Survey Based on Time Spent Lecturing. Presented at the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Conference.

Birol, G., Han, A., Briseño-Garzón, A., & Bates, S. (2016b, October). Faculty Responses to the Teaching Practices Survey Based on Time Spent Lecturing. Presented at the ISSOTL.

Birol, G., Smith, K., & Kalas, P. (2016, May). The BioFlex Model: An Evidence-Based Approach towards Improving Student Learning and Engagement. Presented at the UBC-O Learning Conference, Okanagen.

Stewart, Jaclyn J., Birol, G., Jandciu, E., Deane, T., Aubé, M., Cassidy, A., … Restivo, A. (2016). Science Writing Resources for Learning (scwrl.ubc.ca). Poster presented at the Western Conference on Science Education, Western University, London.

Welsh, A., Grain, K. & Fox, J. (2016, October). Mapping pedagogical practices to student perceptions and engagement. Presented at the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Webb, A., & Welsh, A. (2016, October). Phenomenology as a methodology for SoTL research. Presented at the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

2015

Birol, G., Han, A., & Briseño-Garzón, A. (2015, November). Comparison of Faculty Practices and Perceptions with Respect to Time Spent Lecturing. Lecture presented at the BC Campus Symposium.

Birol, G., Han, A., Briseño-Garzón, A., Bates, S., & Whitehead, L. (2015a, June). Development and Implementation of a Campus-Wide Survey of Faculty Teaching Practices and Perceptions. Conference presented at the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Conference.

Birol, G., Han, A., Briseño-Garzón, A., Bates, S., & Whitehead, L. (2015b, July). Informing teaching and learning initiatives through faculty practices and perceptions survey. Conference presented at the Improving University Teaching Conference.

Briseño-Garzón, A., Han, A., Birol, G., Whitehead, L., & Bates, S. (2015, June). Faculty Perceptions of Challenges and Enablers of Effective Teaching. Conference presented at the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Conference.

Han, A., Birol, G., Briseño-Garzón, A., Bates, S., & Whitehead, L. (2015, May). Development and Implementation of a Campus-Wide Survey of Faculty Teaching Practices and Perceptions. Conference presented at the UBC-O Learning Conference, University of British Columbia - Okanagen Campus.

Jandciu, E., Birol, G.; Elouazizi, N., Han, A. (2015, December) Evaluating calibrated peer review (CPR) in a first­-year science course, Online Educa Berlin.

Musgrove, A., Addison, C., Birol, G., Chen, H., Lekhi, A., Nunez, J. R., & Mehrkhodavandi, P. (2015, June). Student Use of Online Resources in a Large Introductory Chemistry Class. Conference presented at the Canadian Society for Chemistry Conference.

Stewart, J. J., Knox, K. J., & Birol, G. (2015, June). Learn to Use the Delphi Method to Harmonize Program Competencies. Conference presented at the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Conference.

Stewart, J. J., Knox, K. J., Birol, G., Underhill, C., Bertram, A., Schafer, L., & Burke, S. (2015, May). Evaluation methods and findings for interdisciplinary graduate training programs. Conference presented at the American Chemical Society Conference, University of British Columbia.

2014

Barker, M. K., Mullally, M. R., Chowrira, S., Kalas, P., Birol, G., & Ellis, S. (2014, July). Big classes, big teaching teams, big challenges… some successes! Implementing and evaluating course transformations in first-year biology. Conference presented at the SABER Conference.

Birol, G., Cavers, I., Code, W., Gammon, M., Gerhard, G., & Jandciu, E. (2014, September). Institutional vision to local practice: the role of a discipline-specific teaching and learning unit in a university-wide initiative. Conference presented at the British Education Research Conference.

Chowrira, S., Ellis, S., Smith, K., Barker, M. K., & Birol, G. (2014, July). The “Flipped” classroom - with a flexible flavour. Conference presented at the Plant Biology 2014 Conference.

Cooke, J., Kalas, P., Jeffery, E., Mullally, M. R., Pollock, C., Nomme, K., … Birol, G. (2014, July). Fostering Research on Connected Learning: Concept Inventories as Evaluation Tools. Presented at the Improving University Teaching Conference.

Hansen, M., & Birol, G. (2014, July). Longitudinal Study of Student Attitudes in a Biology Program. Conference presented at the SABER Conference.

Stewart, Jaclyn J., Jandciu, E., Deane, T., Aubé, M. Introducing Grammar Squirrel: A video and active-learning approach to science writing instruction. (2014, June). Presented at the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology, University of British Columbia.

Stewart, Jaclyn J., Jandciu, E., Deane, T., Aubé, M. Science Communication Flipped: Teaching and Learning Resources for Improving Science Writing. (2014, December). Online presented at the Online Educa Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

Code, Warren & Han, Andrea. Teaching and Learning Fellows: A model for transforming teaching and learning. (2014, July). Research paper presentation at Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE). Kingston, Ontario.

2013

Birol, G., Cassidy, A., & Fox, J. (2013, July). Impact of a First Year Science Course on Students’ Views on the Nature of Science. Conference presented at the 20th International Conference on Learning.

Lo, J., Stewart, J. J., Code, W., & Birol, G. (2013, July). Measuring student beliefs, attitudes and dispositions relative to experts in science and mathematics: the C-LASS survey and its derivatives. Presented at The Western Conference on Science Education 2013. Retrieved from http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/wcse/WCSEThirteen/july10/13

Stewart, Jaclyn J., Jandciu, E., Deane, T., Aubé, M. Enhancing Engagement and Learning through Student-Produced Science Podcasts and Videos. (2013, December). Presented at the Online Educa Berlin, Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

Hansen, M., & Birol, G. (2013). Longitudinal Study on the Change in Student Attitudes in the Biology Program of a Research Intensive University. Presented at the Ecological Society of America.

Knox, K. J., Stewart, J., Birol, G., Underhill, C., & Bertram, A. (2013, July). Evaluation of a Multi-component Interdisciplinary Program in Atmospheric Aerosols. Conference presented at the 20th International Conference on Learning, Greece.

2012

Gates, D., Stewart, J. J., & Wolf, M. O. (2012). Development, implementation, and evaluation of a Chemistry Integrated Resource Package (ChIRP) for first-year chemistry. Poster presented at the American Education Research Association Annual Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Jandciu, E. (2012, May). Student-Generated Science Podcasts and Videos as a Means of Science Outreach. Poster presented at the How to Talk about Science Conference, University of Victoria.

Stewart, J. J. (2012). An instructional method that engages students in drawing mechanisms during class time. Presented at the Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exposition, Calgary, Alberta.

Stewart, J. J., Jandciu, E., Deane, T., Aubé, M. Designing and Implementing a Communicating Science Course, Improving Student Learning Through Research and Scholarship. (2012, August). Lund, Sweden.

Stewart, J. J., Jandciu, E., Deane, T., Aubé, M. Designing and Implementing a Communicating Science Course, Learning Conference. (2012, May). Conference, University of British Columbia - Okanagan Campus.

2011

Birol, G., Nakonechny, J., Fox, J., & Samuels, L. A. (2011, July). Collaborative Approach towards a First Year Science Seminar Course Design and Implementation. Presented at the Improving University Teaching 2011, Bielefeld.

Birol, G., Nakonechny, J., Samuels, L., Rosenberg, E., Berger, J., & Griffiths, A. (2011a, July). Teaching and Learning in the Life Sciences: A Graduate Course. Presented at the Improving University Teaching 2011, Bielefeld.

Birol, G., Nakonechny, J., Samuels, L., Rosenberg, E., Berger, J., & Griffiths, A. (2011b, September). Teaching and Learning in the Life Sciences: A Graduate Course. Presented at the European Science Education Research Association, Lyon.

Chen, L., Zeiler, K., Hunter, K., & Birol, G. (2011, July). The need for uncertainty in learning: A survey of student experience in newly developed upper level cell and molecular biology laboratory activities. Presented at the Edulearn Conference.

Fox, J. A., Birol, G., Nakonechny, J., & Samuels, L. A. (2011, May). Understanding Science as a Way of Knowing Through Writing. Presented at the Innovations in Learning: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 7th Annual UBC-O Learning Conference, University of British Columbia - Okanagen Campus.

Gates, D., Stewart, J. J., & Wolf, M. O. (2011). Development, implementation, and evaluation of a chemistry integrated resource package (ChIRP). Poster presented at the Western Conference on Science Education, London, Ontario.

Mah, N., Duis, J. M., Schafer, L. L., Stewart, J. J., Hoogendoorn, I., Cruickshank, B., … Nussbaum, S. (2011). Assessment of Learning in a Liquid-Liquid Extraction Experiment and Technical Skill in an Undergraduate Chemistry Laboratory. Poster presented at the UBC Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative End-of-Year Event, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Nakonechny, J., Birol, G., Fox, J. A., & Samuels, L. A. (2011, June). First Year Science seminar course: Understanding science as a way of knowing through writing. Presented at the STLHE Conference.

Stewart, Jaclyn J., Jandciu, E., Deane, T., Aubé, M. Piloting the New Communicating Science Course. (2011, September). Presented at the European Science Education Research Association, University of British Columbia.

Stewart, Jaclyn J., Jandciu, E., Deane, T., Aubé, M. SCIE 300 Communicating Science. (2011, May). Presented at the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology, University of British Columbia.

Stewart, J. J. (2011). An instructional method for engaging students in correcting their problem solving errors. Conference presented at the Western Conference on Science Education, London, Ontario.

2010

Chang, A. Y. C., Duis, J. M., Schafer, L. L., Nussbaum, S., Stewart, J. J., & Wolff, P. (2010). Evaluation of students’ realization of laboratory learning goals associated with an acid/base buffer experiment in a large, introductory undergraduate lab. Poster presented at the UBC Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative End-of-Year Event, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Sachedina, A., Chang, A. Y. C., Zhou, J., Nussbaum, S., Stewart, J. J., Schafer, L. L., … Wolff, P. (2010). Attainment of Learning Goals associated with an Electrochemistry Experiment in a Large, Introductory Chemistry Laboratory Course. Poster presented at the UBC Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative End-of-Year Event, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Stewart, J.J., Evaluation of Learning Gains in CHEM 123 students performing Experiment 12 - pH in Blood. (2011). Poster presented at the UBC Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative End-of-Year Event, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Duis, J. M., Schafer, L. L., Nussbaum, S., & Stewart, J. J. (2010). Laboratory Learning Goals (LG’s) Part I: Methods to develop LG’s and assessments of student achievement of LG’s in a large, introductory science lab course. Presented at the 21st Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Denton, Texas.

Duis, J. M., Schafer, L. L., Nussbaum, S., Stewart, J. J., Wolff, P., Sachedina, A., … Chang, A. Y. C. (2010). Laboratory Learning Goals (LGs) Part II: Results from assessments of student achievement of laboratory LGs" for the session. Presented at the 21st Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Denton, Texas.

Gates, D., Stewart, J. J., & Wolf, M. O. (2010). Development, implementation, and evaluation of a Chemistry Integrated Resource Package (ChIRP) for first-year chemistry at UBC. Presented at the 21st Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Denton, Texas.

2009

Duis, J. M., Schafer, L. L., Nussbaum, S., Stewart, J. J., Carlson, M., & Samozvanov, Y. (2009). Instruments for assessing practical skill development in a first-year laboratory course. Poster presented at the American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Birol, G., & Nomme, K. (2009, July). Knowing Your Students: Assessing Attitudes is the First Step. Presented at the Improving University Teaching 2009.

Duis, J. M., Schafer, L. L., Nussbaum, S., & Stewart, J. J. (2009). A process for developing and efficiently assessing laboratory learning goals in large introductory science classes. Conference presented at the Improving University Teaching 34th International Conference, Burnaby, BC.

Moussavi, M., Tom-Yew, S. A. L., Pollock, C., Kelly, T. L., & Birol, G. (2009, July). Evaluation and Optimization of the Peer Tutoring Program in a First Year Undergraduate Biology Course. Presented at the Improving University Teaching 2009, Vancouver.

Nakonechny, J., Birol, G., Rosenberg, E., & Samuels, L. A. (2009, July). Approaches to teaching and learning biology: potential change points. Presented at the Improving University Teaching 2009, Vancouver.

O’Neill, A., Birol, G., Kelly, T. L., & Pollock, C. (2009, July). Investigating Consistency Between the Teaching and Assessment of Learning Outcomes in a Multi-Section Course. Presented at the Improving University Teaching 2009, Vancouver.

Stewart, J. J. (2010). Practicing retrieving knowledge: An instructional technique. Presented at the 21st Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Denton, Texas.

2008

Duis, J. M., Schafer, L. L., Nussbaum, S., Stewart, J. J., Carlson, M., & Samozvanov, Y. (2008). Instruments for assessing practical skill development in a first-year chemistry laboratory course. Poster presented at the UBC Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative End-of-Year Event, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Stewart, J. J. (2008a). Application of IRT to post-secondary chemistry assessments. Poster presented at the International Conference on Assessment for Learning in Science, San Francisco, California.

Stewart, J. J. (2008b). Test construction issues in post-secondary organic chemistry. Poster presented at the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Edmonton, Alberta.

Stewart, J. J. (2008c). Towards improving the measurement accuracy of student learning. Poster presented at the 20th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Bloomington, Indiana.

Birol, G., Nomme, K., Keerthisinghe, S., & Klenz, J. (2008, October). Findings of the Impact of a Non-majors First Year Biology Course on Students’ Attitudes Towards Biological Sciences. Conference presented at the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference, Edmonton.

Birol, G., Rosenberg, E., Nakonechny, J., & Samuels, L. A. (2008, October). How do cell biology students learn effectively? Presented at the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference, Edmonton.

Nomme, K., Birol, G., & Klenz, J. (2008, October). Development of a SoTL Project on the Assessment of Student Attitudes Towards Biological Sciences in a Non-majors First Year Biology Course. Presented at the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference, Edmonton.

Smith, K. M., Kelly, T. L., Birol, G., & Spiegelman, G. B. (2008, October). Implementation of a First Year Biology Learning Group Pilot Study. Presented at the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference, Edmonton.

Stewart, J. J. (2008). Investigating the connection between objectives, instruction, and assessment in organic chemistry. Presented at the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Edmonton, Alberta.

Stewart, J. J., & Bisra, K. (2008). Development and evaluation of interactive animated worked examples with students’ cognition in mind. Presented at the 20th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Bloomington, Indiana.

2007

Gagnon, F., & Stewart, J. J. (2007). Supporting the design of meaningful diagnostic assessments in higher education: A student model of learning in organic chemistry. Presented at the National Council on Measurement in Education National Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.

2006

Stewart, J. J., & Gagnon, F. (2006). Challenges and Opportunities of Curriculum Revision. Presented at the First Year Experience Conference, West Lafayette, Indiana.

2004

Birol, G., Liu, S. Q., Smith, H. D., & Hirsch, P. L. (2004, January). Teaching Tissue Engineering: From Classroom to Laboratory. Presented at the Cubic 04, Chicago, IL.

Birol, G., McKenna, A. F., Smith, H. D., & Hirsch, P. L. (2004, January). Development and Implementation of an Educational Module on Microbial Kinetics and Downstream Processes. Presented at the Cubic 04, Chicago, IL.

Yalvac, B., Myint, M. T., Smith, H. D., Liu, S. Q., & Birol, G. (2004, October). Teaching about Ethics in an Authentic Learning Environment: Lab Experiments Using Animals. Presented at the Biomedical Engineering Society, Philadelphia, PA.

2003

Agar, B., Birol, G., & Cinar, A. (2003, November). Glucosim: Educational software for diabetes and simulation of glucose dynamics in blood. Presented at the AIChE’03 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Birol, G. (2003, November). Biotechnology and Engineering Education. Presented at the AIChE’03 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Birol, G., Brophy, S., Giorgio, T., Hirsch, P. L., Kanter, D., Linsenmeier, R. A., … Smith, H. D. (2003, November). VaNTH Educational Modules in Biotechnology. Presented at the AIChE’03 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Birol, G., Liu, S. Q., Smith, H. D., & Hirsch, P. L. (2003, November). Teaching Tissue Engineering: From Classroom to Laboratory. Presented at the AIChE’03 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Birol, G., McKenna, A. F., Smith, H. D., & Hirsch, P. L. (2003, November). Development and Implementation of an Educational Module on Microbial Kinetics and Downstream Processes. Presented at the AIChE’03 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Birol, G., Smith, D., & Hirsch, P. L. (2003, October). Embedding Communication Instruction in Educational Modules: Microbial Kinetics and Gene Transfer, invited presentation. Presented at the Abstract# 3.6.4, Proceedings of the 2003 Annual Fall Meeting, Biomedical Engineering Society, Nashville, TN.

2002

Erzen, F. C., Birol, G., & Cinar, A. (2000, November). An Educational Simulation Package for Glucose-Insulin Interaction in Human Body. Presented at the AIChE’00 Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA.

Giorgio, T., Brophy, S., Birol, G., McKenna, A. F., & Smith, H. D. (2002, October). Assessment of Educational Modules Based on the “How People Learn” Framework Delivered to Biotechnology Learners at Two Universities. Presented at the ASEE/SEFI/TUB International Colloquium: Global Changes in Engineering Education, Berlin, Germany.

2000

Ündey, C., Birol, G., Birol, I., & Cinar, A. (2000, November). An Educational Simulation Package for Penicillin Fermentation. Presented at the AIChE’00 Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA.

1999

Jandciu, E., Legzdins, P., & Smith, K. M. (1999, June). Novel chromium(II) nitrosyl compounds. Presented at the Proc. of the Canadian Society for Chemistry, Toronto.

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

2017

Birol, G., Briseño-Garzón, A., Han, A., Bates, S., Faculty Teaching Practices and Perceptions: A Cross-Institutional Study, ESERA, poster submitted, Dublin 2017

Elouazizi, N., Birol, G., Jandciu, E., Öberg, G., Welsh, A., Han, A., Campbell, A., Automated Analysis of Aspects of Written Argumentation, LAK2017, March 2017

2016

Aubé M., Deane, T., Jandciu, E., Stewart, J. Science Writing Resources for Learning (ScWRL): A Suite of Open Teaching and Learning Science Writing Resources, EADTU Annual Conference, Rome 2016

2013

Piccolo, Costanza & Code, Warren. Assessment of students’ understanding of related rates problems. In (Eds.)  S. Brown, G. Karakok, K. H. Roh, and M. Oehrtman, Proceedings of  the  16th  Annual  Conference  on  Research  in  Undergraduate  Mathematics  Education, 2013, Denver, Colorado, USA. Vol 2, 607 - 609.

2010

Dawson, S., Macfadyen, L. P., Lockyer, L. & Mazzochi-Jones, D. (2010). From neural to social: Medical student admissions criteria and engagement in a social learning environment. (ASCILITE 2010, Sydney, Australia, December 2010).

Macfadyen, L. P. & Kayaalp, D. (2010). Problem-solving as a Learning Threshold in Biology? In Third Biennial Threshold Concepts Symposium; Exploring transformative dimensions of threshold concepts: The University of New South Wales in collaboration with the University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 1-2 July 2010

Sorenson, P. & Macfadyen, L. P. (2010). Learner Interaction Monitoring System (LiMS): Capturing the Behaviors of Online Learners and Evaluating Online Training Courses. 6th Designs on eLearning Conference, Savannah, Georgia, USA, September 15-17, 2010).

Macfadyen, L. P. & Sorenson, P. (2010). Learner Interaction Monitoring System (LiMS): Capturing the Behaviors of Online Learners and Evaluating Online Training Courses. (6th International Conference on Data Mining, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, July 12-15, 2010)

Macfadyen, L. P. & Sorenson, P. (2010). Using LiMS (the Learner Interaction Monitoring System) to Track Online Learner Engagement and Evaluate Course Design. Proceedings, Third International Conference on Educational Data Mining, pp. 301-302 (Pittsburg, PA, USA, June 11-13, 2010).

2009

Dawson, S., Macfadyen, L. P. & Lockyer, L. (2009). Learning or performance: Predicting drivers of student motivation. Proceedings, ASCILITE 2009, Auckland, New Zealand, December 2009.

Lee, J. & Macfadyen, L. P. (2009). Reciprocal Peer Observation of Teaching: Networking Across Disciplines. (Improving University Teaching 2009, July 14-17, Vancouver, Canada).

Birol, G., Smith, M., Semsar, K., Nomme, K., Spiegelman, G., Kelly, T., Knight, J.K., Development of a Biology Attitudinal Survey, European Science Education Research Association, Istanbul, Sept 2009

2008

Macfadyen, L. P. (2008). The perils of parsimony. “National culture" as red herring? In F. Sudweeks, H. Hrachovec and C. Ess (Eds.), Proceedings, Cultural Attitudes Towards Technology and Communication, Nimes, France, June 2008. Murdoch University: Perth, Australia.

Macfadyen, L. P. (2008). Constructing ethnicity and identity in the online classroom: Linguistic practices and ritual text acts. Proceedings, Networked Learning Conference 2008, Greece, May 2008.

2007

Macfadyen, L. P. & Hewling, A. (2007). How the earth moved. ‘Difference’ and  transformative learning in an online course on global citizenship. In Proceedings, Ideas in Cyberspace Education 3: “Digital Difference” (Ross Priory, Loch Lomond, Scotland, March 21-23).

2006

Macfadyen, L. P. & Hewling, A. (2006). Teaching Towards Social and Ecological Justice Online: Introduction to Global Citizenship at UBC. In Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Conference of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: "Making a Greater Difference: Connecting to Transformational Agendas" (Washington, DC, USA, November 9-12)

Macfadyen, L. P. (2006). In a world of text, is the author King? The revolutionary potential of wiki (open content) technologies. In F. Sudweeks, H. Hrachovec and C. Ess (Eds.), Proceedings, Cultural Attitudes Towards Technology and Communication, Tartu, Estonia, 28 June-1 July 2006 (pp. 285-298). Murdoch University: Perth, Australia.

2005

Nakonechny, J. and Nussbaum, S.  (2005, October), “Facilitating Scientific Development in the Chemistry Laboratory by Using Mixed Mode or Hybrid Guided Inquiry”.  Conference proceedings from the annual meetings of the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education – E-Learn.  Vancouver, B.C.

Hirsch, P., Smith, H.D., Birol, G., Yalvac, B., Casler, J., Anderson, J., Troy, J.,  Establishing School-Wide Standards for Engineering Writing: A Data Driven Approach, Proc. of the ASEE Annual Conference, Annual Conference, Portland, OR, June 2005

2003

Nakonechny, J., Lomas, C, and Nussbaum, S.  (2003, June), “Mixed Mode Delivery in first Year Chemistry Laboratories.”  Conference proceedings from the annual meetings of the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education – Ed-Media.  Honolulu, Hawaii.

McKenna, A., Parsek, M., Birol, G., Riesbeck, C., Cross-Disciplinary Approach to Developing Challenge-Based Instruction, Proc. of the 2003 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Nashville, TN, June 2003

2002

Birol, G. McKenna, A.F., Smith, H.D., Giorgio, T.D., Brophy, S.P., Integration of the “How People Learn” Framework into Educational Module Development and Implementation in Biotechnology, invited presentation, Proc. of the 2nd Joint Meeting of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society and the Biomedical Engineering Society, Houston, TX, Oct 2002

Giorgio, T.D., Brophy, D.P., Birol, G., McKenna, A.F., Smith, H.D., Assessment of Educational Modules Based on the "How People Learn" Framework Delivered to Biotechnology Learners at Two Universities, invited presentation, Proc. of the 2nd Joint Meeting of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society and the Biomedical Engineering Society, Houston, TX, Oct 2002

Birol, G., McKenna, A., Giorgio, T., Brophy, S. Implementation of Educational Modules in a Biotechnology Course: A Challenge Based Education Approach, Proc. of the 2002 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, June 2002

McKenna, A., Walsh, J., Parsek, M., Birol, G., Assessing Challenge Based Instruction in Biomedical Engineering, Proc. of the 2002 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, June 2002

Birol, G., Liu, S.Q., A Course on Tissue Engineering at Northwestern University: Past, Present and Future Directions, Proc. of the 2002 ASEE IL/IN Sectional Conference, 222-224, Chicago, IL, Apr 2002

Birol, G., Budzynski, E., Crosson, L., Fahrenbach, J., Gonzalez, M., McKenna, A., Jonathan Smith, Creating Learning Challenges on Microbial Kinetics for Biotechnology Education, Proc. of the ASEE IL/IN Sectional Conference, 58-60, Chicago, IL Apr 2002

Erzen, F.C., Birol, G., Cinar, A., Virtual Experiments on Glucose Insulin Interactions in Human Body: GLUCOSIM, An Educational Stimulator, Proc. of the 2002 ASEE IL/IN Sectional Conference, 228-230, Chicago, IL, Apr 2002

2000

Birol, I., Ündey, C., Birol, G., Cinar, A., A User-friendly, Bioprocess Simulator for Teaching Process Dynamics and Control, Proc. of the AIChE’00 Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, Nov 2000

Erzen, F.C., Birol, G., Cinar, A., Simulation Studies on the Dynamics of Diabetes Mellitus, Proc. of the IEEE International Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering (BIBE) Symposium, Washington-DC, Nov 2000

Erzen, F.C., Birol, G., Cinar, A.,Glucose-Insulin Interaction: An Educational Tool, Proc. of the World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Chicago, IL, Jul 2000

BOOKS

2012

Nakonechny, J., & Ellis, S. (2012). Bryofolios: Individual and group e-portfolio learning spaces for developing authentic science scholars. In E-Portfolios and Global Diffusion:  Solutions for Collaborative Education (pp. 29–40). Daren Cambridge: IGI Global.

2010

Nakonechny, J., Cancilla, D., & Albon, S. (2010). Learning to teach and learning to learn: Science education or educating science? In Moving the Laboratory Online: Situating the online laboratory learning experience for future success (pp. 59–88). Sloan Consortium.

2009

Macfadyen, L. P., Lamy, M. N., & Goodfellow, R. (2009). Being and learning in the online classroom: Linguistic practices and ritual text acts. In Learning Cultures in Online Education. Continuum Press.

2008

Butler, D. L., Pollock, C., Nomme, K., Nakonechny, J., Shore, M., Aulls, M. W., & Delcourt, M. A. B. (2008). Promoting authentic inquiry in the sciences: Challenges faced in redefining first-year university students’ scientific epistemology. In Inquiry in education: Overcoming barriers to successful implementation (pp. 301–324). New York: Taylor & Francis Group.

2006

Macfadyen, L. P., Doff, S., & Ghaoui, C. (2006). The Language of Cyberspace. In Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction (pp. 396–403). Hershey, PA: The Idea Group, Inc.

Macfadyen, L. P., & Ghaoui, C. (2006a). Internet-Mediated Communication at the Cultural Interface. In Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction (pp. 373–380). Hershey, PA: The Idea Group, Inc.

Macfadyen, L. P., & Ghaoui, C. (2006b). The Culture(s) of Cyberspace. In Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction (pp. 143–149). Hershey, PA: The Idea Group, Inc.

Macfadyen, L. P., & Ghaoui, C. (2006c). The Prospects for Identity and Community in Cyberspace. In Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction (pp. 471–478). Hershey, PA: The Idea Group, Inc.

2003

Cinar, A., Parulekar, S. J., Ündey, C., & Birol, G. (2003). Batch Fermentation: Modeling, Monitoring and Control. Marcel Dekker.

REPORTS

2010

Macfadyen, L. P. (2010). Current State Analysis of LMS and Web-based Tool Use in UBC Teaching and Learning Activities (Stage 1). Prepared for the UBC Learning Technology Advisory Committee.