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CTA. 1998. Biotechnology self-study. Spore 73. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Permanent link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10568/48975
Internet URL: http://spore.cta.int/images/stories/pdf/old/spore73.pdf
Biotechnology self-study learning package Dr S Vizantinopoulos Directorate of International Relations Documentation & Informatics 9 Egialias Str 151 25 Maroussi GREECE
Biotechnology self-study is a learning package which deals with the basic principles of biotechnology and its applications in agriculture, the food industry and the environment. In addition, it analyses financial, legal, social and ethical aspects related to the use of biotechnology in the above areas. The components of the learning package are: ? text-based modules (9 manuals) ? video tapes (comprising 5 films) ? interactive computer-based training modules. The text-based modules, bound in three volumes, supplemented with a training film and video tapes, are in effect, workbooks which facilitate learning through the use of various techniques. The workbooks are designed to make working through the materials interesting, and to provide easy access to the topics relevant to the learner. The activities and assignments help participants to learn by 'doing' rather than just by absorbing information. The interactive software modules of the computer-based training package use a powerful and attractive methodology. It provides ready access to the materials in whatever order suits the needs and interests of the participants. The two modules (biotechnology and the environment, and enzymes) contain a large body of information which is presented in an interesting way through graphics, animation and colour. The modules are supplemented with learning activities to help learners check their understanding of the material, apply their knowledge to their work, or do further research. Dr S Vizantinopoulos Directorate of International Relations Documentation & Informatics 9 Egialias Str 151 25 Maroussi GREECE