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ERIC Number: EJ1086526
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 5
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ISSN: ISSN-1539-2422
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Generation of the Dimensional Embryology Application (App) for Visualization of Early Chick and Frog Embryonic Development
Webb, Rebecca L.; Bilitski, James; Zerbee, Alyssa; Symans, Alexandra; Chop, Alexandra; Seitz, Brianne; Tran, Cindy
Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, v41 n2 p27-31 Dec 2015
The study of embryonic development of multiple organisms, including model organisms such as frogs and chicks, is included in many undergraduate biology programs, as well as in a variety of graduate programs. As our knowledge of biological systems increases and the amount of material to be taught expands, the time spent instructing students about embryology is becoming more abbreviated. In addition, limitations in budget and resources make the laboratory components of embryology courses more difficult to support. We have generated a free mobile tablet application (App) called Dimensional Embryology (http://itunes.apple.com/app/id985989230) that can be used to quickly and easily teach students about the organization, shape and position of embryonic structures in both early chick and frog embryos. For each organism, we have highlighted different time points in early development, and have two-dimensional and three-dimensional images of the embryos. Using color enhanced images and images with the major structures isolated away from the background, students can make correlations between observations of serial sections and the three-dimensional shape and position of each internal structure. Students that used the Dimensional Embryology App found it to be very informative, easy and convenient to use.
Association of College and Biology Educators. Web site: http://acube.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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