Difference between revisions of "OpenWetWare:Presentations/NCI-ICBP"

From OpenWetWare
Jump to: navigation, search
Line 27: Line 27:
<div class="slide">
<div class="slide">
<span style="font-size:150%;">
''Much of the knowledge produced by biological research is passed down by oral tradition.''
==''Much of the knowledge produced by biological research is passed down by oral tradition.''==
''This makes it difficult for newcomers to enter the field.''
==''This makes it difficult for newcomers to enter the field.''==

Revision as of 10:27, 11 June 2007

<html> <script> function addStylesheet(url) {

   // presentation mode
   if (document.createStyleSheet) {
   else {
       var styles = "@import url('" + url +  "');";
       var newSS=document.createElement('link');

} if (location.href.indexOf('action=render') > 0) {

   document.write("<head><title>Presentation</title></head>"); // need this for some browsers for addStylesheet to work
   document.write('<script src="http://www.w3.org/Talks/Tools/Slidy/slidy.js" type="text/javascript"><' + '/script>');
   document.write('<script type="text/javascript">wgBreakFrames = false;<' + '/script>'); // for wikibits.js
   document.write('<script src="/skins/common/wikibits.js" type="text/javascript"><' + '/script>');
   document.write('<script src="/index.php?title=-&action=raw&smaxage=0&gen=js" type="text/javascript"><' + '/script>');

} else {

   // wiki mode
   if (wgServer)
       document.write('<a href="' + wgServer + '/index.php?title=' + wgPageName + '&action=render"><b><em>=> Start web presentation</em></b></a>');

} </script> </html>



A wiki for capturing and sharing biological knowledge

Reshma P. Shetty and Jeremy Muhlich


Much of the knowledge produced by biological research is passed down by oral tradition.

This makes it difficult for newcomers to enter the field.

Solution: OpenWetWare


OpenWetWare's contributions

  1. Democratizing and disseminating content generation
  2. Digitization of biological knowledge, as it is generated

Courses on OpenWetWare

20.109, Student-recorded data

"The wiki has also been unspeakably useful in developing curricula with my fellow teaching faculty and teaching assistants. Finally, with all the course material public, researchers and teachers around the world have stumbled into the site and have subsequently contacted me to discuss implemented parts of the curriculum in other settings. Other electronic teaching platforms exist, but none is so collaborative and open."

--Natalie Kuldell, Department of Biological Engineering, MIT

"This course has turned out to be a big success. I never expected that the students would engage so well in the class. One reason they have engaged so fully is that the students feel that they have some control over the content and they can see that the materials they post are creating a record and an organized resource. Hosting on OWW also allowed the more reserved students in the class to participate fully by writing down questions and comments on the wiki so they didn't have to depend so much on speaking in class."

--Maureen Hoatlin, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Oregon Health & Science University

See all 20 OpenWetWare courses

Model Construction and Documentation

OpenWetWare's success

  • 2,800 contributors
  • 100 labs
  • 1.5 million pageviews per month
  • 275,000 sessions per month