What is Science at a Distance?
|Science at a Distance||
is a part of an experiment in distance education in which we are exploring ways of enriching our biology science curriculum. This web-site provides access to course materials in a manner free of time and space restrictions, and delivers interactive, active learning materials not possible with other technologies.
This multi-media approach to the understanding of biology can be used either to enrich the "lecture and laboratory components" of a traditional course, or as components in a completely virtual course.
If you click on the icon to the left, you may be able to see a V-mail message in which Professor Blamire introduces you to Science at a Distance.
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|The following materials are required or provided:-||
Exploring Life by Professor John Blamire|
published by Professor John Blamire.
an introductory e-textbook that deals with the understanding of biology using a "principles" approach.
|e learning modules||
Join "Brother Gregory" in a class by yourself!
This site contains a large array of static and interactive graphic elements which go beyond those found in traditional text books.|
|Bio-Laboratory Simulations||A series of computer simulations that complement and recreate specific laboratory experiments. For use in conduction with the "wet" laboratory exercises. Available over the World Wide Web, but requires a browser capable of using the "ShockWave" plugin.|
|Bio-Laboratory Workbooks||A series of workbooks that describe and explain how to perform laboratory exercises in selected topics. These workbooks are intended for use in conjunction with "wet" laboratory experiments and provide companion exercises that use computer Bio-Laboratory Simulation software. Available over the World Wide Web, but requires a browser capable of displaying Available over the World Wide Web, but requires a browser capable of displaying "frames" and using the "ShockWave" plugin.|
|Meet Brother Gregory||
The fictionalized story of Gregory Mendel. Read how Mendel gave his first talk to the Brno Hatural History Society and what happened afterwards.|
Links from this narative to all kinds of history, ethics, science and many different items of interest from the time of Mendel.
Hint: if you get stuck, you can always ask Brother Gregory's Mother for help!