Publication Type : Conference Paper
Thematic Areas : Learning-Technologies, Medical Sciences, Biotech
Publisher : International Conference on Biotechnology for innovative applications, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kerala.
Source : International Conference on Biotechnology for innovative applications, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kerala, 2013.
Campus : Amritapuri
School : Centre for Cybersecurity Systems and Networks, School of Biotechnology
Center : Computational Neuroscience and Neurophysiology, Amrita Mind Brain Center, Biotechnology, Cyber Security
Department : Computational Neuroscience Laboratory, cyber Security, biotechnology
Verified : Yes
Year : 2013
Abstract : Recently, the emphasis on developing laboratory teaching skills for university classes has increased. Past researchers had mainly focused on the need to improve teaching methods to transfer from the teacher is the center of the learning to the student is the center of the learning. Therefore, the main purpose of this paper is to investigate the effects of a biotechnology virtual labs approach to improve the understanding of 1 st year students. The sampling of the research selected from the biology department faculty of the education university of Kufa-Iraq has been selected using a purposive sampling technique with a total sample size of 120 students. A standard instrument tool is used to measure the students' understanding of cell biology class which is named the understanding cell biology virtual lab test (UCBVLT). Data obtained from research instruments were then analyzed using SPSS. Independent sample t-test analyses revealed a significant difference in terms of 1 st year university student understanding of cell Biology between those who are exposed to biotechnology virtual labs and those who followed the conventional lab activities. In conclusion, the proposed teaching approach (BVL) achieved better results for students' understanding of cell biology. The research is recommended to implement the BVL approach for cell biology class and other science classes. Another important point, the proposed teaching approach (BVL), The proposed learning method can play a crucial role in teaching several sciences classes and be an alternative to traditional education in cases of necessity, as happened at the time of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cite this Research Publication : Remya Krishnan, Dr. Bipin G. Nair, Dr. Shyam Diwakar, and Dr. Krishnashree Achuthan, “Impacts of Virtual Cell Biology Experiments on Non-Biotechnology Users”, in International Conference on Biotechnology for innovative applications, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kerala, 2013.