Danger!!! Mad-cap, crazy idea ahead!

Edward Vielmetti emv at garnet.msen.com
Thu May 20 01:36:21 EST 1993

Alan Bleasby (ajb at s-crim1.dl.ac.uk) wrote:

: Consider a simple problem (>8-|). A MOO is devised for a tutorial which
: stated
:    "Given this nucleic acid sequence, what might be the structure/function
:     of the protein it might encode?"

: Admittedly outrageous.
: Taking a dungeons-and-dragons approach....
:  a) you find a sequence on the floor
:  b) you pick up the sequence
:  c) you find several rooms, most of which are locked or spell instant
:     death on opening (each of which tells you the reason for your
:     untimely demise)

note that this training method (providing multiple choice answers,
where the "wrong" answer yields an explanation of what is wrong) has
been used before with good success in a biology instruction system,
cf. Kleinschmidt (sp?) at the U of Michigan who has redone some
intro bio course study guides with it with good success.

  Edward Vielmetti, vice president for research, Msen Inc. emv at Msen.com
Msen Inc., 628 Brooks, Ann Arbor MI  48103 +1 313 998 4562 (fax: 998 4563)
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