September 15, 2014 (Vol. 34, No. 16)


Strong Points: Great collection of lectures and educational resources
Weak Points: None


We are officially in the era of free online educational resources, and this includes the fantastic website iBiology. With a tagline of “bringing the world’s best biology to you,” iBiology does just that through its seminars, educational resources, and magazine. The seminars section of the site contains traditional research seminars given by university professors, usually comprised of two or three parts and lasting one or two hours. Seminars begin with a broad introduction to the topic and then focus on the speaker’s own research. The educational resources include classroom lectures, a few complete courses (such as a course in microscopy), and resources for educators. Finally, the magazine (which consists of short videos) focuses on the “human side of research,” covering topics such as professional development, diversity in science, and science and society.

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