Designing and Developing Online Materials for Molecular Biology: Building Online Programs for Science

By Rachel Boulay.

Published by The International Journal of Design Education

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A well-accepted form of educational training offered in
molecular biology is internships in research laboratories.
However, the number of available research laboratories
severely limits access by most students. Addressing this
need, the University of Hawaii launched a project to expand
this model to include newly developed online training
materials in addition to a hands-on laboratory experience.
This paper explores the design and development process of
the online learning materials. This case study looks at the
roles of the instructional designer, multimedia specialist,
and research faculty who were the subject matter experts.
The experiences of the design teams are shared in an effort
to gain insight on how the collaborative efforts of the
project group led to a successful deployment of the online
learning materials.

Keywords: Molecular Biology, Design, Development

The International Journal of Design Education, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp.53-61. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 3.410MB).

Dr. Rachel Boulay

Director of Education, Center for Cardiovascular Research, John A Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, USA

Rachel is the Director of Education for the Center for Cardiovascular Research.