No doubt that all of you have found new creative teaching strategies during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Here’s your chance to turn your teaching scholarship into a publication at Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education (JMBE)! This is a call for Manuscripts for a JMBE special Themed Issue focused on “Teaching in a Time of Crisis.” We invite manuscripts that offer perspectives, reviews, tools and curricular supports, and research findings collected during the COVID-19 crisis that provide insights into teaching during this period.
Learn more and submit your manuscript by October 1, 2020 at this site https://www.asmscience.org/about/jmbe-announce-TTOC
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
> Pedagogical best practices for teaching in online environments using synchronous and/or asynchronous approaches
> Techniques to develop laboratory experiences at a distance and safety considerations for “at home” lab work
> Strategies to maintain an interactive online learning environment, including student-student or student-instructor interactions
> Insights from past disruptive events, such as natural disasters, that can inform delivery of instruction during emergency situations
> Reviews of best practices for supporting online education
> Methods to support student mentoring and/or motivation at a distance
> Methods that ensure and promote equity in online course delivery
> Approaches to maintain academic integrity in a remote course setting
> Use of open education resources (OER) and technological tools to support remote instruction
> Changes in assessment of student learning as a result of the move to remote instruction
> Assessment of the impact of the pandemic on students’ attitudes about higher education
> Analysis of the effectiveness of online approaches and their impact on student learning
> Approaches that build upon ASM’s Curriculum and/or Biosafety Guidelines
This issue of JMBE will be managed by a Themed Issue Editor, Dr. Miriam Segura-Totten, and a team of Guest Editors whose expertise covers a wide range of practical and scholarly experience in science education, particularly as it relates to this area of focus. This themed issue will be published in Spring 2021.
If you have questions about an idea for a JMBE manuscript, you can contact me directly, email@example.com.
Rachel Horak, Ph.D.
American Society for Microbiology