Open Educational Resources

Document Type


Publication Date

Spring 2023


This open pedagogy assignment is a semester-long project for an introductory general biology course for biology majors. Working in pairs or small groups, students will make a 3 to 5 minute video explaining concepts from the course learning objectives. Students will apply a creative commons license and publish their videos on CUNY Academic Works (or another appropriate platform), where they will be available to future introductory biology students as learning resources.

Learning outcomes:

At the end of this project, students will be able to do the following:

  • Effectively teach a concept from the course to a general audience
  • Identify and correctly cite appropriate sources for a scientific presentation (both text and images), including at least one primary source
  • Work collaboratively with peers to create something more than an individual could on their own
  • Incorporate your unique perspective and relate your background to the course topics
  • Provide constructive feedback to peers

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0 License.

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