BioBeyond is centered on the compelling question of how to find life in the universe. The course engages students with simulations and real-world problem-solving activities as they learn everything included in standard first-year biology.
Smart Sparrow won the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Next Generation Courseware Challenge to help college students from underrepresented and low-income backgrounds succeed in traditionally difficult courses. SRI International found significant improvement in learning outcomes for students using BioBeyond.
BioBeyond won the gold e-learning award from Reimagine Education.
LEARNING EXPERIENCE: Inquiry and project-based, active learning/learning by doing, case studies
AUDIENCE: College students and instructors at community colleges and universities
EMPLOYER: Smart Sparrow
ROLE: Performed instructional/learning experience design, interaction design, asset curation, LMS building, content writing, quality assurance, continuous improvement, and collaborated with subject matter experts (SMEs)