A Collaborative Digital Library of Life Sciences
At the Vision and Change (http://visionandchange.org) meeting hosted by NSF and AAAS in 2009, hundreds of science educators decided that the most useful things we and our societies could create for the science education community were comprehensive, searchable, annotated archives and libraries of peer-reviewed learning resources. SDB members now contribute their learning resources through the
Collaborative Digital Library of Life Sciences (http://www.apsarchive.org/index.cfm)
BEN, the BiosciEdNet Collaborative (http://www.biosciednet.org/portal)
National Science Digital Library (http://nsdl.org)
These archives now contain tens of thousands of resources in 77 topic areas in biology (including anatomy, bioethics, cell biology, developmental biology, education, genetics, human biology, invertebrate biology, etc.) and are available to everyone to use in their classrooms or labs, broadening our impact. To search them just click on the links above and browse or search for topics that interest you.
If you have developed teaching or learning resources, which include labs, animations, short movies with annotation, graphs or charts, fieldtrip guides, syllabi, lecture outlines, study guides, assignments, assessments, activities, journal articles, datasets, biographies and bibliographies (and just about any thing else), please contact Diana Darnell (firstname.lastname@example.org) about submitting your resource to the library collection.
Tutorial for educators who wish to submit learning objects for review and publication in the library is now available HERE
SDB submissions are reviewed by members of the Society for Developmental under the oversight of the SDB Professional Development and Education Committee. If you would like to be a reviewer, please contact Diana Darnell (email@example.com).
This program is supported by an NSF DUE grant (http://nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1043878) from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and is administered by Marsha Matyas at the American Physiological Society (http://www.the-aps.org/mm/Education).