bioCEED news

Dark season bioBreakfast

We conducted our second and final bioBREAKFAST of the Autumn semester! As students have become to feel stressed with final exams and presentation and may have been feeling a little blue due to the dark season we thought a cozy bioBREAKFAST would be a nice way to start off the week. BioBREAKFAST is always a…

Gaining experience as a researcher through UNISprout!

The first UNISprout project was successfully completed at UNIS this fall! Arctic Biology bachelor students Sari Dötterer and Annie Colgan participated in a project to process and identify bryophyte and lichen samples under the mentorship of Associate Professor Simone Lang.

A short tutorial on how to do a screencast with OBS studio

A quick tutorial has been made on how to do a screencast of a presentation or lecture using the free open-source software, Open Broadcaster Software (OBS). A screencast consists in a video recording of the data or any other visual content displayed on a computer screen, typically with comments in the form of subtitles or…

On the use of skulls and bones in higher education

We recently told you about the use of 3D-printed pollen grains as teaching material in a paleoecology lab course (read about it here). It seems like the engagement around 3D-printing in teaching is spreading as fast as the flu. The latest (but certainly not last) victim of the epidemy is Jorun Nyléhn, associate professor at…

New episodes of NOKUT-podden

Don’t miss the new episodes of NOKUT-podden, the podcast on higher education (in Norwegian) produced by NOKUT, the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education.   The last five episodes are about:

The annual Learning Forum at UNIS October 2019

The sixth annual Learning Forum at UNIS was held in October 2019 with around 65 participants joining the forum. Scientific staff, support staff and student representatives enjoyed 2.5 days of discussions, presentations and reflections on teaching and learning.

Students enjoying bioBREAKFAST

Here at UNIS, bioCEED’s first bioBREAKFAST of the semester was a big success. We held the event on the 1st of October, which landed on a Tuesday morning at 08:15 am. We provided the students with fresh, warm cinnamon buns prepared by the kantine along with fruit, hot coffee and tea.

Students and teachers from UiB at EuroSoTL 2019 in Bilbao, Spain

A group of master students (Vilde Sandvoll Norderval, Maja Nepstad, Kristoffer Erdal and Marie Josephine Mendy) and lecturers (Anne Bjune, Henriette Linge and Jorun Nyléhn) from UiB newly visited the international conference EuroSoTL in Bilbao, Spain 12.-14. June 2019. The conference was organized by the European group of the International Society for Scholarship of Teaching…

The “ArtsApp” project collecting data for three new studies on motivation and digital tools

Many interesting things happening at the FINNUT project “ArtsApp”. The project is currently collecting data for three studies. First, we are collecting data for an experiment investigating whether framing different goals when students are using ArtsApp or Lids Flora elicit different motivational and learning outcomes. Moreover, we are recruiting participants for a qualitative interview assessing…

Great success with student poster symposium

The BIO-courses SDG214 Life below water , SDG215 Life on land, BIO201 Ecology and BIO241 Behavioural Ecology organized an open joint student poster session on 22nd May. This event turned out to be a major success, with full house of students and faculty alike. It might be that our pizza-serving helped to attract audience ;)…