Course content designer and instructor for three open-source courses using the minimal viable lesson approach. Courses: Reusability of Data, Reproducible Theory-building, and Explainable (X-) Methods.
Badge (Microcredential) creator: Hackathon I, II, III; Literature Mining I, II, Worm Development I, II,
Instructor for "Introduction to Outreach" short course, Fall 2015.
MMG 302: Laboratory Instructor, General Microbiology Laboratory, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology, Michigan State University, Spring and Summer 2012.
The teaching task was to supervise students during a laboratory practicum. Students wrote up reports on their exercises and received feedback from the instructor. The course had 16-24 students per section, and the degree of student-instructor interaction was high.
QB 828: Module on Evolutionary Systems Biology, Biology for the Interdisciplinary Scientist, Quantitative Biology Program, Michigan State University, Spring 2009 and Spring 2010.
The teaching task was to introduce and engage quantitative-oriented students (e.g. physicists, engineers) to evolutionary biology. The course was developed as a module of an existing course on Quantitative Biology methods. The module consists of a series of lectures, homework assignments, and exam questions. The course had 10-14 students per year, and the degree of student-instructor interaction was high.
More information can be found here: Evolutionary Systems Biology course syllabus – http://figshare.com/articles/Evolutionary_Systems_Biology_syllabus/756085
Evolutionary Systems Biology slides – http://syntheticdaisies.blogspot.com/p/evolutionary-systems-biology-course.html
Homework Assignment – http://figshare.com/articles/Evolutionary_Systems_Biology_Homework_Assignment/756087
CAS 992: Tutorial on physiological measurement techniques, Seminar on Minds and Media, College of Communication Arts and Sciences, Michigan State University, Fall 2008.
The teaching task was to introduce Engineering, Psychology, and Communications students to physiological recording and psychophysiological techniques for human-computer systems. The course was a single-session tutorial presented as part of an existing course of 15-20 students. The tutorial covered the basic physiology and measurement techniques associated with Biopac hardware and AcqKnowledge software, and MATLAB analysis tools.
More information can be found here:
Overview – http://figshare.com/articles/Physiological_Measurement_Tutorial_Overview/756069
Accompanying Lecture - http://figshare.com/articles/Introduction_to_Hybrid_Bionic_Systems/756052
MATLAB Code – https://github.com/balicea/neurotech-tutorial/
Associated Flash Lectures (Social Media Outreach) – http://www.academia.edu/4340732/Human_Performance_Augmentation_Flash_Lectures
TC 491: Wearable Computing Module Coordinator, Human-Computer Interaction, Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media, Michigan State University, Spring 2005.
The teaching task was to supervise a group of 4 students (from a class of 45-50 students) on a technical research project (the construction of a basic haptic interface for controlling object on a computer screen). Supervision included technical support, in addition to assistance with statistical analysis and mathematical modeling.
ANG 2000: General Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, University of Florida, Guest lectures on Evolution of Sex and Human Evolution, Spring 2001.
The teaching task was to assist in the instruction of a general education course (100-120 students) focused on topics ranging from Paleoanthropology to the study of contemporary cultures. My duties included grading written exams, developing two guest lectures, and developing exam questions. The degree of student-instructor interaction was moderate.
ANG 3141: Development of World Civilizations, Department of Anthropology, University of Florida, Spring 2000.
The teaching task was to assist in the instruction of an honors college course (50-60 students) on cross-cultural perspectives for understanding the rise and fall of “low-visibility” civilizations. Topical focus ranged from paleoanthropology to historical archaeology. Workload involved the grading of written exams along with the development of lectures and exam questions. The degree of student-instructor interaction was moderately high.
ANG 2301: Human Sexuality, Department of Anthropology, University of Florida, Fall 1999 and 2000.
The teaching task was to facilitate discussion and instruction, grade term papers, and develop exam questions for a class of 700 students. Discussion and term paper writing took place in sections of 25-30 students each. In the discussion groups, the degree of student-instructor interaction was moderately high.CV