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Professional development for science teachers can be benefited through active learning in science laboratories. However, how online training materials can be used to complement traditional laboratory training is less understood. This paper explores the design of online training modules to teach molecular biology and user perception of those modules that were part of an intensive molecular biology “boot camp” targeting high school biology teachers in the State of Hawaii. The John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii had an opportunity to design and develop professional development that prepares science teachers with an introduction of skills, techniques, and applications for their students to conduct medical research in a laboratory setting. A group of 29 experienced teachers shared their opinions of the online materials and reported on how they used the online materials in their learning process or teaching.
|Keywords:||Molecular Biology, Blended Learning, Instructional Design, Online Education|
Director of Education, Assistant Professor, Center for Cardiovascular Research, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, USA
Instructional Designer-Science Education, Center for Cardiovascular Research,, John A Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, USA
Assistant Professor, Instructional Faculty, Department of Educational Technology, College of Education, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, USA