Interactive Genetics is composed of computer-based tools to aid in the teaching of college level introductory genetics. These materials can be used by students working in small groups in a computer lab or for individual study. Through these materials we strive to:
 
  • Promote active learning on the part of the students
  • Guide students in problem-solving, critical, and analytic thinking
  • Enable learning through discovery
  • Integrate technology with science education
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    Distributed on a CD-ROM, Interactive Genetics contains:
     
    Tutorials
    Animations and videos to explain molecular processes and experiments.
     
    Interactive problems
  • Step-by-step problem solving
  • Specific feedback to predictable wrong answers
  • Major concepts introduced through problems
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    Simulations
    (CD-based FlyLab; Web-based Bacterial Genetics)
  • Allow students to design experiments
  • Student-generated data is owned by student
  • Immediate results allows focus to be on data interpretation
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    Self Tests
    Quizzes contain a large number of short answer problems