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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Adapting A Biochemistry Course To Distance Education.
Author: Yokaichiya, Daniela K
Galembeck, Eduardo
Torres, Bayardo B
Abstract: Internet-based distance education seems to be an attractive alternative to offer courses dealing with specific topics that are not conveniently explored in undergraduate courses. This is a good way to provide access to the recent and updated discoveries in this research area and to reach people who could not take the classes in the traditional mode. Using the communication advantages available via the Internet, we adapted the course Biochemistry of Nutrition, first offered as a summer course to be entirely carried out at distance. The adaptation explored the use of online tools such as E-mail communication among students and teachers, computer conferencing in small groups to discuss specific subjects, and texts and software downloads to be used as main references. Graduate students had their first real experience as teachers, which proved to be very productive for both the development of the Internet version of the course and their integration with undergraduate students.
Citation: Biochemistry And Molecular Biology Education : A Bimonthly Publication Of The International Union Of Biochemistry And Molecular Biology. v. 32, n. 1, p. 27-9, 2004-Jan.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1002/bmb.2004.494032010307
Date Issue: 2004
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