Bringing a Virtual Biology Specimen and Image Repository to Classes and Mobile Devices

Title Bringing a Virtual Biology Specimen and Image Repository to Classes and Mobile Devices
Faculty/College/Unit Land & Food Systems
Status Active
Duration 3 Years
Initiation 04/01/2015
Project Summary

To create an online image repository and information database (i.e., plants, weeds, tissue and cell cultures, insects images, course videos, other learning materials) to foster a learner-centred teaching approach used in LFS APBI/BIOL courses. The diversity of media and visual material can be used to complement content, delivery mode, and increase the flexibility of learning environments. (i.e., anytime, anywhere). Classroom modifications (addition of a projector and digital microscopy) will allow for the ready creation of repository content as well as enhanced group learning opportunities by team exercises based on live projections (i.e., tissue and cell culture assays, specimen dissections, anatomical and morphological observations). The repository will allow students to contribute materials that can be reused for teaching and learning by current and future students and instructors and provide a forum for collective discussion in the classroom.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project Year Year 1
Year 1: Funding Year 2015/2016
Year 1: Project Type Small TLEF
Year 1: Principal Investigator Edmund Seow
Year 1: Funded Amount 17,667
Year 1: Team Members

Andrew Riseman, APBI
Eduardo Jovel, APBI
Mahesh Upadhyaya, APBI
Yasmin Akhtar, APBI
Cyprien Lomas, LFC LC