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Gallery is a collection of images, videos, and animations that can be used to enhance lecture or lab presentations. Individual items include brief legends that describe the items and how they were obtained. A collection of items around a central theme (e.g., Gram stain and MacConkey agar) includes a title for the collection and a title and short description for each item (e.g., figure title and legend).
Visual Media Briefs consist of high-quality, short communications with digital images, animations, and videos about the microbial world. Briefs include introduction, methods, discussion, and reference sections. Briefs describe the item and how it was obtained (e.g., cultured and isolated), its significance and/or use, magnification, and references. Visual Media Briefs are similar to short research communications (or briefs) in scientific journals.
Student Learning Assessments in Microbiology Database (SLAMD) is a collection of peer-reviewed multiple choice and true/false questions designed especially for interactive learning using audience response systems. The questions are also of value for pre- and post-tests or traditional exams, and may be used in the classroom or laboratory or on-line in blended-and distance-learning experiences. The question bank is a repository of original multiple choice questions for both lower- and higher-order thinking skills that are aligned with ASM’s Recommended Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Microbiology Education. Lower-order thinking multiple choice questions corresponding to Bloom’s level one or two (knowledge/comprehension) that faculty can use to break up their lectures and get immediate feedback from students on content just discussed. Higher-order multiple choice questions (Bloom’s level 3 – application- or higher) to get better feedback on the student’s ability to apply knowledge.
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Laboratory Protocols are information briefs about standard laboratory tests and include the procedural steps as well as the purpose, theory, history, safety considerations, tips and comments, and references.
- Curriculum Archive (2000-2009) features 85 peer-reviewed activities promoting active learning in undergraduate microbiology originally published in MicrobeLibrary 1.0. The classroom activities and laboratory exercises were developed by faculty at diverse institutions and include inquiry-based field-tested materials, student- driven activities, case-based problems, and ideas for independent and/or research projects.
Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Microbiology
Representing a 12-month study by the ASM Task Force, this curriculum identifies the six overarching concepts that ensure a foundational understanding in microbiological topics deemed to be of lasting importance.
Guidelines for Biosafety in Teaching Laboratories
Guidelines for safely handling microbes at both biosafety level 1 (BSL1) and at biosafety level 2 (BSL2) were developed by the ASM Task Force. The guidelines are brief by design for ease of use and provide educators with a clear and consistent way to safely work with microorganisms in the teaching laboratory.