Computers in University Bio-Education (CUBE95)

Dr. P.G.G. Miller pmiller at liv.ac.uk
Wed Nov 30 22:19:04 EST 1994


                         CUBE95 VIRTUAL CONFERENCE


           Computers in University Biological Education 1995


INTRODUCTION
This is the first international Internet conference specifically for
university-level biology lecturers. Scheduled to run from 30th January to 
10th February 1995, the conference aims to promote international
awareness of the use of computers for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching
across the entire spectrum of life science disciplines. Organised by
an international committee, the conference will exploit the Internet to 
enable practitioners and novices alike to share and exploit current paradigms 
of good practice in computer-based learning for the benefit of their students.

CONFERENCE THEMES
The conference will be based on conventional lines: participants are
expected to register and declare their interests and aspirations as well as
offer papers or comments in a number of formats. Sessions will be grouped as
follows:-

 * Discipline-specific, e.g. biochemistry
       "     -   "    topic, e.g. learning enzyme kinetics
 * Project/product-specific
 * Pedagogic and implementation themes
 * Development issues for courseware authors

ORGANISATION
Sessions will be of differing lengths depending on the degree of focus
involved but an average session will last for 3 days. We are open to the idea
of participants structuring their own sessions but the following template
based on experience elsewehere may be a useful entry point. Thus, a session 
will comprise a keynote paper selected either from those submitted or 
specially commissioned. The purpose of such papers will be to stimulate 
subsequent debate. Each session will also have an associated virtual poster 
display where participants can mount relevant materials, e.g. teaching 
strategies and outcomes, executables, screen-shots, evaluations. Discussion 
will commence with the issues raised by the keynote and subsequently broaden 
to include the posters as well. Each session will be summarised and all 
public e-mail made available on the Internet. It is anticipated that there 
will be a total of 40 sessions with a maximum of 10 running in parallel at 
any time.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE
The basic technologies will involve e-mail and FTP but those with access to 
the appropriate clients will be able to exploit gopher and the World-Wide Web
to track progress in each session. Sessions exploiting more 'esoteric'
technologies may be arranged subject to demand and availability.

FURTHER INFORMATION

      CTI Centre for Biology,    Tel +44 (0)51-794 5118
      Donnan Laboratories,       Fax +44 (0)51-794 4401
      University of Liverpool,   e-mail: ctibiol at liverpool.ac.uk
      P.O.Box 147,
      Liverpool L69 3BX
      United Kingdom.

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REGISTRATION FORM
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PLEASE RETURN TO CTIBIOL at LIVERPOOL.AC.UK AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. THERE IS
NO CHARGE FOR REGISTRATION OR PARTICIPATION.

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OCCUPATION .......................  E-MAIL ADDRESS      ....................

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