PORTAL "CIBER-GENÉTICA" VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT AND SUPPORT FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF TEACHING AND LEARNING (PAPIME 207110)
1 Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (MEXICO)
2 Universidad de Valencia (SPAIN)
3 Universidad de Chile (CHILE)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2012 Proceedings
Publication year: 2012
Conference name: 6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 5-7 March, 2012
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:The portal "Cibergenética" (http://cibergenetica.fciencias.unam.mx) was prepared with the objective of integrating in a single place, resources, news and updated information which serves to improve the process of teaching and learning Genetics at the Sciences Faculty of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. The portal provides a useful tool to encourage students to deepen the themes seen in class. The portal is based on Joomla, a content management system, widely used for its ease, their interaction and global reach. The portal has the following sections: blogs, members, societies and events, disclosure and dissemination, links, courses, books, and glossary. The information that appears on cover and disclosure is managed with a subscription to ensure that it is up dated all time. Students show great acceptance of the portal, as they believe that is a good tool for learning about genetics.
Keywords: Portal, teaching, genetics, blog, web site, technology.