About this paper

Appears in:
Pages: 6892-6897
Publication year: 2013
ISBN: 978-84-616-3847-5
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 6th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 18-20 November, 2013
Location: Seville, Spain

3D VISUALIZATION TECHNOLOGY AND ON-LINE SERVER TOOLS FOR MASTER TEACHING: BIO-ENGINEERING OF DNA/RNA NANOSTRUCTURES

We present our experience in teaching a particular scientific knowledge to a non-uniform audience with different technical background. The final goal of our Master/PhD course was to instruct students in different concepts related to “in silico” biology engineering, however, we faced the problem of different ages and different technical levels or scientific background.

In order to improve attention, motivation and transfer of concepts, we introduced in our teaching methodology a combination of different tools, that particularly involved movies and 3D visualization platforms, together with on-line scientific servers, at the forefront technological level, capable of design and evaluate complex DNA/RNA nanostructures “on real time”.

We tested a particular classroom dynamics: after explaining at the beginning of the session the key goals, through a collection of movies that anticipated the main concepts and results of the experiences planned during the class, we started series of exercises to fix such ideas. The underlying innovation in our method was a combination of both cooperative learning and a guided learning approach, where the students were guided step by step across the different stages of each virtual exercise. “On line” professional tools and 3D visualization allowed immediate interaction teacher-student, boosting communication and learning. Results at each step, derived into the comprehension of a technological concept. Moreover, any particular result was compared to a real case published in a JCR article that used such specific methodology.

As a result, we observed not only a raise on the motivation and on the level of attention in the students, but also we found a way to clarify concepts confronting real applications.
Results, involving effectiveness in knowledge transfer were tested by means of a particular survey enquired at the end of each activity. The students clearly preferred this methodology with respect to common seminars or lecturers. Through this approach, we managed to reach all the audience, transmitting the key points scope of an advanced Master/PhD class independently of ages or educational background of the attendees.

References:
- Alonso-Tapia, J. et al. Assessment of learning environment motivational quality from the point of view of secondary and high school learners. Learning and Instruction 16 (2006) 295e309
- Coldren, J. y Hively, J. (2009). Interpersonal Teaching style and student. Impression Formation. College teaching, 57, (2), 93-98.
@InProceedings{CUESTALOPEZ20133DV,
author = {Cuesta-L{\'{o}}pez, S. and Serrano-L{\'{o}}pez, R. and Tapia-J{\'{u}}dez, O.},
title = {3D VISUALIZATION TECHNOLOGY AND ON-LINE SERVER TOOLS FOR MASTER TEACHING: BIO-ENGINEERING OF DNA/RNA NANOSTRUCTURES},
series = {6th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2013 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-616-3847-5},
issn = {2340-1095},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Seville, Spain},
month = {18-20 November, 2013},
year = {2013},
pages = {6892-6897}}
TY - CONF
AU - S. Cuesta-López AU - R. Serrano-López AU - O. Tapia-Júdez
TI - 3D VISUALIZATION TECHNOLOGY AND ON-LINE SERVER TOOLS FOR MASTER TEACHING: BIO-ENGINEERING OF DNA/RNA NANOSTRUCTURES
SN - 978-84-616-3847-5/2340-1095
PY - 2013
Y1 - 18-20 November, 2013
CI - Seville, Spain
JO - 6th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
JA - ICERI2013 Proceedings
SP - 6892
EP - 6897
ER -
S. Cuesta-López, R. Serrano-López, O. Tapia-Júdez (2013) 3D VISUALIZATION TECHNOLOGY AND ON-LINE SERVER TOOLS FOR MASTER TEACHING: BIO-ENGINEERING OF DNA/RNA NANOSTRUCTURES, ICERI2013 Proceedings, pp. 6892-6897.
User:
Pass: