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ERIC Number: EJ889700
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1539-2422
BIOPS Interactive: An e-Learning Platform Focused on Protein Structure and DNA
Pontelli, Enrico; Pinto, Jorge; Qin, Xiaoxiao; He, Jing; Bevan, David; MacCuish, Norah; MacCuish, John; Chapman, Mitch; Moreland, David
Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, v35 n2 p6-15 Dec 2009
One of the difficulties in teaching basic molecular biology concepts to the students with little biological background is the lack of hands-on exercises that combines the challenges of the concepts with visualization and immediate feedback. BIOPS Interactive is a web-based interactive learning environment for molecular biology that complements traditional lecture and text coursework. It includes a set of exercises of basic concepts about molecules through the use of interactive graphics and scientific visualization. Students can gain immediate feedback of their exercises, and the instructor can get the real-time feedback about students' performance. In addition to the existing exercises, BIOPS provides a simple platform for instructors to create exercises of their own, or to modify existing ones. The preliminary feedback from BIOPS users has been positive. (Contains 11 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A