ASM M(icro)OOCs


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ASM M(icro)OOCs

Series Overview

Having offered blended and online courses in teaching, publishing, and career development for the last several years, the Education Board has fast become one of the Society’s most seasoned developers of training via webinar technology. To broaden participation in these trainings, the Board launched a new webinar series, ASM M(icro)OOCs, in summer 2014. Based on the concept of “massive open online courses” ASM M(icro)OOCs offers professional development webinars on topics of interest to science educators.


ASM M(icro)OOCs: Integrating Teaching & Research
More information about registration, topics, and speakers will be available in the summer.

Students as Research Collaborators

How to Instruct & Assess Scientific Thinking

Conducting Authentic & Inquiry-Based Research

Publishing: Ethics in RCR



Spring 2015 Series

In case you missed the webinars live, ASM has made all recordings and materials for the 2015 spring M(icro)OOC series available to the public. Click on the boxes below to discover more about each M(icro)OOC.





Bryan Dewsbury,
University of Rhode Island,
Kingston, RI


Sue Merkel, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY & Jen Herzog, Herkimer County Community College, Herkimer, NY


Mary Allen, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY & Michelle Furlong, Clayton State Univerity, Morrow, GA

Sponsored by the Biology Scholars Program


Sponsored by the ASM Committee on Undergraduate Education


Sponsored by the Journal for Microbiology & Biology Education (JMBE)



Previous ASM M(icro)OOC Topics - Freely Available

ASM Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Microbiology: Aligning Concepts, Learning Outcomes, and Assessments

ASM Guidelines for Biosafety in Teaching Laboratories: Building a Culture of Biosafety

Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement: Documenting Your Perspective on Teaching and Learning