Animation of the Gluconeogenesis pathway. The animation is divided into 5 parts: overview, energetics, pathway, control and an interactive section that allows the user to match enzymes to the corresponding reaction.
Type of Material:
This material is an animation.
This material can be used as tutorial i.e. self-directed study, it can be used in class as a visual aid or the interactive sections can be used as homework.
The material requires IE or a comparable internet browser. There are no other software requirements associated with this tutorial.
Identify Major Learning Goals:
The overall learning goal is for the user to be able to correctly associate each enzyme with its proper step in the process. There is an interactive exercise at the end of the tutorial which allows for this.
Target Student Population:
Students that are currently taking biochemistry or those who have taken biochemistry and need a quick refresher on this metabolic pathway.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Users should have a working knowledge of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry.
This tutorial covers a very complex concept and puts it in terms that the user can understand. The illustration of the bouncing ball is a great model to illustrate the energetics of the different reactions in the process. It is also a very good analogy to illustrate the irreversibility of certain reactions.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
A good tutorial to solidify the understanding of gluconeogenesis. The material is broken down into small steps and that together with the animation makes the material seem easier than it is.
Narration of this module would make it more effective.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
The site is very intuitive and easy to navigate. Everything is clearly labeled and there are arrows to rewind in case the student misses something or wants to see it again.
Other Issues and Comments:
Animation is very well put together.
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