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Resources to Help You to Prepare a Course in Plant Diversity

The extensive (2.4 gig) resources available on OSF (see link) are intended to help young faculty members develop a course on plant diversity. They can be used in whole or in part to jump start a course. They include both lecture and laboratory materials, as well as homework, quizzes, and exams. These materials were developed over the course of more than 15 years and have been extensively tested in the classroom.

The philosophy underlying these materials is that it is the instructor’s job to get the students to do the work. The more that the students do on their own work, the better they will learn. This philosophy is reflected in the way the laboratories are designed, and especially in the homework, which forms an important part of the course.
These materials have been used with several different course formats pre- and post-Covid. The attached "Readme-Plant Diversity" file contains detailed information on the contents of the archive.
Associated files
Primary or BEN resource type
Secondary resource type
General Biology Core Concepts
Discipline Specific Core Concepts
General Biology Competencies
Life science discipline (subject)
Keywords Acrasiomycota, Algae, Angiosperms, Anthophyta, Arthrophyta, Ascomycota, Basidiomycota, Black Bread Mold, Botany, Brown Algae, Bryophyta, Cellular Slime Mold, Chlorophyta, Club Fungi, Club Moss, Coniferophyta, Conifers, Cycadophyta, Cycads, Education,
Key taxa Acrasiomycota Angiosperms Anthophyta Arthrophyta Ascomycota Basidiomycota Bryophyta Chlorophyta Coniferophyta Cycadophyta Euglenophyta Ginkgophyta Gne
Intended End User Role
Educational Language
Pedagogical Use Category
Pedagogical Use Description These materials allow the user to create a full course in plant diversity. The archive on OSF contains lecture and laboratory materials as well as assignments, quizzes and exam questions. A laboratory prep manual is also provided.
Uniqueness This is the only archive that covers the full course content of a course in plant diversity.
Aggregation Level
Url http://​
Full Name of Primary Author Bruce Kirchoff
Primary Author Affiliation University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Primary Author email
Added By Id
  • BruceKirchoff
Submitter Name Bruce Kirchoff
Submitter Email
Rights Bruce Kirchoff
Review type
Drought and Water Ecosystem Services Collection Off
Conservation Targets Under Global Change Collection Off
Big Data Collection Off
Editors Choice No
Resource Status
Date Of Record Submission 0000-00-00
I Agree to EcoEdDL's Copyright Policy & Terms of Use Yes
Date Of Record Release 2022-11-14 11:07:08
Last Modified By Id
  • JJohnston
Date Last Modified 2022-11-14 11:07:08
Release Flag Published

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