Collaborative Case-Based Study of Genetic and Infectious Disease via Molecular Biology Computer Simulations and Internet Conferencing

By Mark Bergland, Karen Klyczek and Mary Lundeberg.

Published by The Learner Collection

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Case It! is a National Science Foundation-sponsored project to promote collaborative case-based learning in biology education, via free molecular biology computer simulations and Internet conferencing.

Keywords: Case-based Learning, Collaborative, Internet Conferencing, Computer Simulations, Molecular Biology, Genetic Testing, Protein Diagnostics, HIV, SARS, Influenza, Disease

International Journal of Learning, Volume 13, Issue 8, pp.149-154. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.090MB).

Dr. Mark Bergland

Mark Bergland is a Professor in the Biology Department at the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. He has been PI for four NSF grants to develop molecular biology computer simulations for case-based learning involving infectious and genetic diseases. His software has been disseminated via the BioQUEST Library CD-ROM and the Internet, and results of past projects have been presented at numerous professional meetings and workshops. He received the 1990 and 2003 Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year Awards and also the 2004 Scholarship Award for the College of Arts and Sciences, Science Division.

Dr. Karen Klyczek

Professor Karen Klyczek is Chair of the Biology Department at UW-River Falls. She was the PI for two NSF Teacher Enhancement Awards to provide biotechnology in-service training for secondary life science and agriculture education teachers. She has presented at numerous workshops and conferences dealing with biotechnology education, and has received NIH funding for the study of gene regulation in tumor cells. In 2000 she was named the University Distinguished Teacher at UW-River Falls, and is also a past recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year Award for the College of Arts and Sciences, Science Division.

Mary Lundeberg

Mary Lundeberg is Chair of Teacher Education at Michigan State University. She has extensive experience evaluating the use of case pedagogy for various National Science Foundation projects. She is a past recipient of the Wisconsin Teacher of the Year Award and the Teacher of the Year award for the College of Education, UW-River Falls.

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