ERIC Number: ED477108
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Web Based Learning Support for Experimental Design in Molecular Biology.
Wilmsen, Tinri; Bisseling, Ton; Hartog, Rob
An important learning goal of a molecular biology curriculum is a certain proficiency level in experimental design. Currently students are confronted with experimental approaches in textbooks, in lectures and in the laboratory. However, most students do not reach a satisfactory level of competence in the design of experimental approaches. This paper describes the development of a Web-based application that supports the learning of this design skill. The application consists of an activating part and a library part. In the activating part, the student is presented with a biological question that must be solved experimentally. Therefore, the student has to make a set of coherent choices, execute steps in an experiment and interpret the experimental results. Furthermore, a DNA sequence has to be analyzed with Web-based databases. The library consists of learning objects that present essential background information. A test with a small group of students yielded very promising results. (Author)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Curriculum Development, Databases, Educational Technology, Experiments, Higher Education, Instructional Design, Instructional Materials, Molecular Biology, World Wide Web
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Note: In: ED-MEDIA 2002 World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications. Proceedings (14th, Denver, Colorado, June 24-29, 2002); see IR 021 687.