Faculty of Life Sciences e-Learning Projects 2005
CeLLS Collaboration in e- Learning in the Life Sciences
Strategic Objective • To develop and deploy interactive learning methods within the Life Sciences
Partners • University of Dundee • Martyn Ward, James Elliot • Napier University • Peter Strike, Charles Bryce • Falkirk College /Scottish Colleges Bio-technology Consortium • Wendy Livingston, David Hoggan • Interactive University • Roy Leitch, Sally Jorjani • Scottish Qualifications Agency • John Lewis
Interactive Learning • Combination of supported student-centred learning and e-learning
Interactive tutorials Interactive materials Interactive discussions Interactive assessments Interaction • Learning involves many sorts of interaction: Teachers Knowledge Peers Oneself
Contact Hours 4 : 2: 4? or 2: 3: 5?
Design and develop a coherent and rational curriculum for Degree and Higher National programmes in Cell & Molecular Biology Objective One
Objective Two • Develop interactive e-learning materials for the core part of the curriculum
Objective Three • Develop a set of interactive case-studies, assignments and formative assessments to contextualise the core materials to the Degree and HN streams
Objective Four • Establish a sustainable learning community for the Life Sciences within Higher Education in Scotland
QMP in Life Sciences • QMPis used extensively in all level 1 and many level 2 modules • Summative assessment • under exam conditions • Formative assessment • in the students own time
QMP in Life Sciences • Currently used for a wide variety of applications: • Practical class follow-up • Tutorial exercises • Problem-solving • More projects ‘in preparation’!