Project M.I.L.E – Microbiology & Immunology Laboratory Experience: A Comprehensive Web-Based Resource for Microbiology Laboratories

Title Project M.I.L.E - Microbiology & Immunology Laboratory Experience: A Comprehensive Web-Based Resource for Microbiology Laboratories
Faculty/College/Unit Science
Status Active
Duration 3 Years
Initiation 04/01/2016
Funding Details
Year 1: Project Year Year 1
Year 1: Funding Year 2016/2017
Year 1: Project Type Small TLEF
Year 1: Principal Investigator Shervin Mortazavi
Year 1: Funded Amount 9,089
Year 1: Team Members

David Oliver, Co-Principal Investigator, Instructor, Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Science
Frances Perry, Project Member, Undergraduate Student, Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Science
Cheryl Wu, Project Member, Undergraduate Student, Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Science
Armin Mortazavi, Project Member, Graduate Student, Master of Digital Media, Centre for Digital Media
Nicole Mar, Project Member, Undergraduate Student, Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Science
Faraz Bateni, Project Member, Undergraduate Student, Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Science
Milo Yu, Project Member, Undergraduate Student, Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Science
Ariel Huang, Project Member, Undergraduate Student, Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Science
Eva Luan, Project Member, Undergraduate Student, Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Science
Jessica Que, Project Member, Undergraduate Student, Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Science

Project Summary

This project aims to develop a web-based instructional resource for undergraduates in microbiology laboratories. An easy to navigate interface will guide students to a variety of topics, such as scientific writing, safety information, proper lab etiquette, as well as individual experimental techniques. Each topic will consist of videos and visual/text-based guides specifically produced for the project. This unified design will streamline laboratory information and make for a more cohesive and intuitive learning experience where students can conveniently access and review instructions and materials as often as desired. The project relies on the two fundamental design strategies of Students as Producers and Peer Learning. The collaboration of students on the project design and content production teams will ensure the site to be more practical and relevant to the needs of the students in Microbiology and Immunology. Initial funding will help to establish the modules, design the sitemap, develop the website architecture as well produce a preliminary set of videos.