Dec 17, 2012
- This was a short video of the peptidoglycan layer of bacterial cell wall.The depiction of the bacteria was wonderful and really highlighted the differences between the peptidoglycan layers
- Type of Material:
- YouTube video
- Recommended Uses:
- Microbiology classes before the students learn about gram stain and why the cells look different after gram staining.
- Technical Requirements:
- Flash player is required to view the video
- Identify Major Learning Goals:
- To depict all the parts of the peptidoglycan layer and its function in the cell wall of bacteria.
- Target Student Population:
- College students
- Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
- Biology and understanding the differences between gram positive vs. gram negative.
- Video is accurate and straightforward
- The material is clearly laid out
- Graphics are of good quality
- Great depiction of what the outer membrane looks like
- A bit more of an introduction might be helpful to contextualize the material
- Wish it showed the nag nam wall and the major differences between gram positive and negative cells.
- Also wished they talked about why its important to know the differences between the two different types of gram bacteria
- Promotes conceptual understanding
- Appropriate for lower level courses
- Nice supplement to lecture material
- Showed the flow of the cell and where the peptidoglycan layer was located. Would be great to show before a lab on gram staining or during a talk about the cell wall but would have to talk about other parts of the cell as well (nag nam ect.)
- Wished it was longer and talked about all the parts of the cell membrane also wished it compared gram neg to gram positive in a little more depth.
- Found no defective links or major bugs.
- Animations loaded quickly and ran smoothly
- Easy to control animation to allow for teaching points and discussion
- None at the time of this review
- Other Issues and Comments:
- The video may have been longer but was cut off in the middle
- Creative Commons: