EPA Science Inventory

Using Web-Based Tools for Teaching Embryology

Citation:

KNUDSEN, T. B. Using Web-Based Tools for Teaching Embryology. Presented at The Teratology Society Meeting, Monterey, CA, June 28 - July 02, 2008.

Description:

Computers, imaging technologies, and the worldwide web have assumed an important role in augmenting traditional learning. Resources to disseminate multimedia information across platforms, and the emergence of communal knowledge environments, facilitate the visualization of difficult concepts in embryology and integration of knowledge. For example, computer animations and 3D reconstruction of image arrays collected from human embryos in the Carnegie Collection, and resources to connect 3D spatio-temporal models with reference data to construct cellular and molecular networks in mouse embryos, are emerging tools that promote collaboration and scholarship through open exchange of peer-reviewed educational materials. Web sites holding peer-reviewed, descriptive information about published teaching resources including tutorials, virtual patients, cases, lab manuals, assessment instruments, and faculty development materials, are available to the general public with instructions on how these materials may be accessed or obtained for free or at a nominal cost. Growing use of the internet for teaching embryology requires adoption of best-practices with respect to copyright issues and air-use policy.

Purpose/Objective:

Computers, imaging technologies, and the worldwide web have assumed an important role in augmenting traditional learning. Resources to disseminate multimedia information across platforms, and the emergence of communal knowledge environments, facilitate the visualization of difficult concepts in embryology and integration of knowledge. For example, computer animations and 3D reconstruction of image arrays collected from human embryos in the Carnegie Collection, and resources to connect 3D spatio-temporal models with reference data to construct cellular and molecular networks in mouse embryos, are emerging tools that promote collaboration and scholarship through open exchange of peer-reviewed educational materials.

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PRESENTATION/SLIDE)
Start Date: 07/01/2008
Completion Date: 07/01/2008
Record Last Revised: 11/07/2008
Record Created: 07/18/2008
Record Released: 07/18/2008
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 197783

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL CENTER FOR COMPUTATIONAL TOXICOLOGY