Scientifically accurate 3D animation on CRISPR gene-editing systems with real molecular structures. The animation explains how CRISPR originated and how it can be modified for accurate and specific modifications of the DNA.
Type of Material:
Homework; in-class lecture supplements
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Identify Major Learning Goals:
No specific information concerning goals or objectives are provided by the author. The animation explains how CRISPR originated and how it can be modified for accurate and specific modifications of the DNA.
Target Student Population:
High School, College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
A basic understaning of DNA at the molecular level is needed to fully understand what the animation is showing.
The content is basically accurate although somewhat simplified
The information is complete for a basic introduction
This is a topic that needs simple explanations for students to begin understanding what this technique does. An animation is an excellent tool.
No specific learning objectives are provided
More detailed background information is needed for students at lower levels.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
3-D rendering of the animation enhances student perception of an otherwise abstract concept
No specific learning outcomes are provided although instructors should be able to create those. Recommended that they do so
An animation is an excellent medium for helping students understand the concept of how this technique works
While this could be assigned outside the classroom, it would be best used in class where the instructor can fill in more details and answer questions
Little background information provided to provide a context for the student
Instructors will need to be well versed in this technique to be able clarify the material and answer questions
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
The animation is relatively short and can easily be viewed multiple times
One click and the video/audio functioned as designed
Easily accessible in any browser
There are no instructions or suggestions for preparing students to view this animation. That task is left up to the instructor
Other Issues and Comments:
Structurally and visually appealing that will engage learners of all levels
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