Oxford University Press offers instructors and students a comprehensive ancillary package, designed to help students become fully informed citizens and to assist instructors in meeting this objective. The following resources are available for qualified adopters of Biology for the Informed Citizen.
The FREE and OPEN companion website offers a number of study tools, including online quizzes (over 1000 questions) and a curated guide with links to relevant animations, videos, podcasts, and more.
Dashboard delivers quality content, tools and assessments to track student progress in an intuitive, web-based learning environment. Assessments created by Everett Weber, Brandi King, and Heather Passmore (Murray State University) are designed to accompany Biology for the Informed Citizen and automatically graded so instructors can easily check students’ progress as they complete their assignments. The color-coded gradebook illustrates at a glance where students are succeeding and where they can improve so on the fly instructors can adapt lectures to student needs. For students, this means quality content and instant feedback. Dashboard features a streamlined interface that connects instructors and students with the functions they perform most, and simplifies the learning experience by putting student progress first. All Dashboard content is engineered to work on mobile devices, including the iOS platform. Our goal is to create a platform that is simple, informative, and mobile.
Authored by Sharon Gillman (Coastal Carolina University), who is also the author of the test item file (see below for more info), the Study Guide provides students with brief summaries and step-by-step analyses of each chapter, additional review questions, and thoughtful advice and study tips. (ISBN 9780199958016)
In addition to the Dashboard system described above, qualified adopters of Biology for the Informed Citizen can access the teaching tools outlined below from OUP’s password-protected Ancillary Resource Center (ARC).
Ancillary Resource Center (ARC)
The Ancillary Resource Center (ARC) is a convenient, instructor-focused single destination for resources to accompany your text. Accessed online through individual user accounts, the ARC provides instructors access to up-to-date ancillaries at any time while guaranteeing the security of grade-significant resources. In addition, it allows OUP to keep instructors informed when new content becomes available.
The ARC for Biology for the Informed Citizen with Physiology includes the Test Item File, the Computerized Test Bank, the Text Image Library, and the Instructor’s Resource Manual with Video and Animation Guide. Access the ARC at www.oup-arc.com/bozzonephys.
Text Image Library
Instructors who adopt the text gain access to every illustration, photo, figure caption, and table from the text in high-resolution electronic format. Many text labels have been enlarged and multi-part figures have been broken down into separate components, allowing for clearer projection in large lecture halls. The text is also accompanied by a set of lecture notes slides created by Scott Johnson and Brandie Littlefield (Wake Technical Community College) with outlines for each chapter.”
Instructor’s Resource Manual with Video and Animation Guide
The Instructor’s Resource Manual is a collection of materials designed to help instructors build and implement a course around Biology for the Informed Citizen. The manual includes several kinds of supplemental instructional aids ranging from a list of chapter learning outcomes, to full chapter outlines and summaries, to question prompts for in-class discussions and activities. At the heart of the manual is a curated and annotated guide to high-quality and freely available animations, movie clips, videotaped lectures, podcasts, and presentations of core concepts covered in the text, all vetted and collected in one place for convenient access. The Video and Animation Guide for each chapter includes a web link to a customized YouTube playlist, which includes several relevant videos that highlight, illustrate, and expand on the concepts covered in the text.
Test Item File
Written by Sharon Gilman (also author of the Study Guide), the test item fi le includes over 1200 multiple choice, true/false, and short-answer questions in editable Microsoft Word format. Questions are organized by chapter section number and learning objectives, and each item is identified according to Bloom’s taxonomic categories of knowledge, comprehension, or application.
Computerized Test Bank
Using the test authoring and management tool Diploma, the computerized test bank that accompanies this text is designed for both novice and advanced users.
Instructor’s Resource CD
This resource puts all of your teaching tools in one place. This CD includes the Instructor’s Resource Manual, the Test Item File and Computerized Test Bank, and the Text Image Library.
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