Blending Fundamental and Useful Genetics

TitleBlending Fundamental and Useful Genetics
Duration1 Year
Project Summary

The project will conduct a one-term transition course (BIOL 234-103) in which materials from Useful Genetics (a UBC-sponsored MOOC) will be converted into a blended UBC credit course (BIOL 233 – Genetic for Life) that will fill the same program objectives as BIOL 234 (Fundamentals of Genetics). BIOL 234 emphasizes research, whereas Useful Genetics emphasizes personal and societal relevance. The new course will provide a welcome accredited alternative for the majority of students whose goals do not include research by making optimal use of online resources and better meeting the needs of these students.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2014/2015
Year 1: Project TypeLarge TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorRosemary Redfield
Year 1: Funded Amount52,081
Year 1: Team Members

Rosemary Redfield, Professor, Biology, Faculty of Science
Craig Berezowsky, Senior Instructor, Biology, Faculty of Science
Shona Ellis, Professor of Teaching, Associate Head of Biology, Faculty of Science
Jennifer Klenz, Instructor, Biology, Faculty of Science
Trish Schulte, Professor, Biology Curriculum Committee Chair / Director, Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative – Life Sciences