Learning Basic Genetics with Interactive Computer Programs
Tseng, Charles C., Yang, Xiaoli
2013, IX, 261 p. 400 illus., 388 illus. in color. With online files/update.
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Includes a comprehensive and interactive learning program focused on chromosome simulation and model building
Intends to help students and their teachers learn more about genetics with greater ease and less anxiety
The karyotyping program used with this book was by the clinical genetics lab at the University of Chicago and Purdue University Calumet
Learning Basic Genetics with Interactive Computer Programs is a comprehensive and interactive learning program that focuses on chromosome simulation and model building. It is intended to assist students in learning more about genetics with ease. The 11 modules of this program form an integrated system for learning the basic concepts of genetics. The program innovation lies in its unique content design that incorporates cognitive feedback and experiential learning through the novel use of interactive applications. Each of the modules is designed to enhance learning by simultaneously employing “eyes-on,” “minds-on,” and “hands-on” activities. Topics are motivated by questions, information is presented in simple terms, and concepts are clarified by interactive prompts. Used as a supplement to traditional lectures and textbook assignments, the program not only serves as a foundation upon which to build more complex and detailed topics, but as a tutor to clarify and guide when there is confusion. The software that accompanies this book has been shown to be an ideal tool for learning about genetics, which requires a combination of understanding, conceptualization, and practical experience.
Computer modeling of chromosomes: A new approach for genetics education.- Chromosome techniques.- Chromosome models for learning genetic principles.- Chromosomes and genomics.- Chromosome identification.- Chromosome abnormalities and diseases.