Case It! has been awarded an AAAS Science Prize for Inquiry-based Instruction (IBI). An essay describing the project was published in the July 27, 2012 issue of Science (“Engaging Students in Molecular Biology via Case-Based Learning“).
From the Science web site: “The Science Prize for Inquiry-Based Instruction (IBI) has been established to encourage innovation and excellence in education by recognizing outstanding, inquiry-based science and design-based engineering education modules. This type of education is a form of active learning wherein the instructor provides a question, or a challenge, and a general set of procedures that can be used to answer it. The students then produce an explanation or answer that is based on the evidence that they collect from appropriate resource materials or experimental processes that are, at least in part, of the students own proposal.”
More information is available in the press release from AAAS, and the editorial by Bruce Alberts, Editor in Chief of Science.