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'''Highlights show the best and most interesting uses of OWW.  If you have something to be highlighted, please add to the [[OpenWetWare talk:Highlights | discussion]].'''
'''Highlights show the best and most interesting uses of OWW.  If you have something to be highlighted, please add to the [[OpenWetWare talk:Highlights | discussion]].'''
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==Novel uses of OWW==
==Novel uses of OWW==

Revision as of 18:52, 19 March 2006

Highlights


Highlights show the best and most interesting uses of OWW. If you have something to be highlighted, please add to the discussion.


Novel uses of OWW

MIT undergrads share their gels on OWW
MIT undergrads share their gels on OWW
OWW in the classroom - 02/25/2006

MIT undergrads have recently been adding new data to OpenWetWare in the form of on-line lab entries and protocol updates. This years students in Biological Engineering introductory lab class BE.109 are signing up for accounts on the wiki system originally designed for open protocol sharing. Along with other course material, experimental results like gel images are uploaded to the site each week and students encouraged to comment, edit and discuss the protocols and procedures. "We hope students will see themselves as responsible participants in the investigative process" says Natalie Kuldell, an instructor on the course. This is just one example of the Wiki being used for more that just lab web pages. By adding course information to the wiki, students are able to document their work, develop research ideas and interact with their lab partners. Because there is a lasting record of the changes, the Wiki will continue to improve the class for future students.

OpenWetWare, which launched last year, now hosts over 30 different lab web pages from 18 different universities. This is the 4th course that has moved its content onto the wiki and others are set to follow according to MIT's Drew Endy, one of the course instructors. All users are welcome to add their course material to OWW.


This story highlights the best of OWW.


OWW developments

New logo ideas for OWW
New logo ideas for OWW
OpenWetWare: a new look - 02/25/2006

The latest OWW logo ideas have just been posted. The OWW steering committee who are responsible for the development of the wiki, have been collecting feedback from since the beginning of the year. After the 5th round of images from graphic designer Jen Cook-Chrysos, the opportunity to give feedback is coming to a close. The new logo is likely to accompany a new look to the OWW main page. Everyone is encouraged to leave feedback and to be part of the OWW community.


This is an OWW highlight



Highlights team

If you would like to be involved in writing the highlights section (new ideas, writing, editing, reviewing) then please add your name below.

John Cumbers

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