E-Learning Enhances Situated Learning in Molecular Biosciences
James Willett, George Mason University, United States ; David Keefe, Education Technology Consultant, United States
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Washington, DC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-54-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA
The rate of change in the molecular biosciences affects both the content and volume of information needed for students to understand the current state of the field. Frequent alterations in course design and subject matter delivery are essential to maintenance of course relevance and currency. Instructor as well as student access to the multiplex of electronically accessible resources applicable to course development and delivery requires an enhanced environment for instructional development and delivery in these fields. In this paper we review how a set of tools are integrated in a distributed E-Learning course to provide the professor with capabilities for course management, and provide students with private access to a rich set of relevant journals and support material. The course management structure is augmented with content-relevant material produced by the instructor, using navigation-enhanced PowerPoint material.
Willett, J. & Keefe, D. (2004). E-Learning Enhances Situated Learning in Molecular Biosciences. In J. Nall & R. Robson (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2004--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 1019-1024). Washington, DC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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