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Volume 1: 22-25, 2001.
Development of a web-based informatics educational exercise in genomics
A/Professor, Department of Haematology and Transfusion Medicine, University of Sydney and Principal Scientist, PaLMS Transfusion Services, Northern Sydney Health.
Development of a Web-Based Informatics Educational Exercise in Genomics: Flower R, Online J Bioinformatics 1: 22-25, 2001. This is a report of development of an internet based activity to assist online participants in conceptualising ways in which sequence data can be used to determine the structure and function of molecules of biological importance. The activity was evaluated with several small groups and the responses of these groups used as a basis of redesign. The redesigned exercise is available free via the Internet (www.designcad.com.au/heme). It was notable that on completion of a pilot workshop, 90% of participants felt that they had acquired "confidence and skills in use of databases on the internet". While there were a relatively small number of participants in the pilot evaluation and the experiences reported mirror those already in the literature, this report is intended to inform designers of similar activities of outcomes of the process of design of an interactive web-based exercise incorporating hypothesis testing.
Key-Words: Web, informatics, genomics