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

TitleBringing a Virtual Biology Specimen and Image Repository to Classes and Mobile Devices
Faculty/College/UnitLand & Food Systems
StatusActive
Duration3 Years
Initiation04/01/2015
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 YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2015/2016
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorEdmund Seow
Year 1: Funded Amount17,667
Year 1: Team Members

Edmund Seow, Faculty of Land and Food Systems
Andrew Riseman, Applied Biology, Faculty of Land and Food Systems
Eduardo Jovel, Applied Biology, Faculty of Land and Food Systems
Mahesh Upadhyaya, Applied Biology, Faculty of Land and Food Systems
Yasmin Akhtar, Applied Biology, Faculty of Land and Food Systems
Cyprien Lomas, The Learning Centre, Faculty of Land and Food Systems