Distance learning for cell biology: a ready-to-use virtual laboratory for teaching mitosis

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As part of our mission to support open science, the Allen Institute shares all of the data we generate freely for anyone to use in research or teaching. This enables students to conduct online experiments for distance learning. View the recording of this webinar below, where you’ll learn how to run a ready-to-use, fully online virtual lab experiment with your students.

Eric Shelden of Washington State University taught a hands-on tutorial demonstrating how to use his open lesson plan, published in CourseSource, to run a completely online virtual lab for students. The lab includes everything from presentation slides to data collection sheets, analysis, and group discussions. His lesson walks students through conducting a virtual experiment on mitosis using live-cell imaging data on their computers. Graham Johnson of the Allen Institute for Cell Science also introduced several other open data resources available on that are popular with educators.

A transcript of the Q&A session and answers to additional attendee questions are available at the Allen Cell Discussion Forum. Educational Resources Educational Resources

About the Presenters

Eric Shelden, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the School of Molecular Biosciences at Washington State University and an academic editor for the journal PLoS One. He received a Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Massachusetts in 1992. He teaches in a freshman and a senior Cell Biology course and conducts research on eukaryotic cell stress using molecular and computational methods.

Graham Johnson, Ph.D. is the Director of the Animated Cell team at the Allen Institute for Cell Science. He came to the Allen Institute from the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3) at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He received his PhD in Biology in 2011 from The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, CA, working in Art Olson’s Molecular Graphics Lab, and is also a Certified Medical Illustrator.