I shall be blunt
Biology education suffers from both long-term and recent problems. Despite many dedicated and skilled teachers, the institution as such has failed us. Most recently, even the risk of finding excellent instruction is no longer cost-effective, not by a quantum figure.
From the teachers’ point of view, classes’ content and pedagogy have been hampered too: by an unnecessary split between research and teaching, by certain trends in textbook publishing, and by the forced push of qualified and motivated teachers into contingent status.
What’s happening here
I’ve decided to take it directly to the most important interaction: dedicated, well-designed, and purposeful teaching + motivated, empowered, and cost-aware students. Here are the general principles.
- How to learn, how to teach
- How to assess
- Liberal arts, science, biology
- Street and kitchen laboratory
You decide your cost commitment. Registering for a course costs $15, permitting attendance. Receiving assignments and critique costs $100, and the final assignment and course grade cost $100.
What can you get
Well, a college or university decides whether anything you’ve done is worth credit. I’ve provided everything they need to know about that here at the site, and will provide specifics for any course on request, for them to decide whether it meets competency standards for credit. I’m qualified, the material is sound, and my grading procedures are rigorous. I’ve used the guidelines of Quality Matters for distance learning and am awaiting their assessment.