EdComm is the short name for ASCB’s Education Committee.


Laptops or No Laptops in Class? It’s Complicated

Dear Education Committee, I’m considering a no-laptop policy in my class because I notice that students get distracted when they have their computers open. Is this a good idea? What other factors should I consider in my decision? —Nervous about Notetaking Dear Nervous about Notetaking,  … Read more

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Office Hours With the Education Committee – June 2018

Dear Educator, I’m a trainee at a research university. I like doing research, but I have enjoyed my experiences teaching students in the classroom and the lab even more. I don’t really know what I want to do when I move on from here, but  … Read more

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Taking the Terror out of Random Call

Regardless of our current role in academe, education—for us and for our students—is central to our identity as scientists. With that in mind, the ASCB Education Committee (EdComm) is pleased to offer Office Hours with EdComm, a column addressing broad issues in education, ranging from  … Read more

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How to Know What Your Students Know before It’s Too Late

Regardless of our current role in academe, education—for us and for our students—is central to our identity as scientists. With that in mind, the ASCB Education Committee (EdComm) is pleased to offer Office Hours with EdComm, a column addressing broad issues in education, ranging from  … Read more

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