ANAT3231 Projects 2009

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This is information on the Cell Biology group project topics available for student project work commencing 2009.

Presentation to conference ASCB 2009 - Cell Biology Education

  • Group and Individual project work will also be linked from the 2009 student page.
  • To begin working on your online project Editing Basics describes simple editing.
    • Both these links are on every page left side navigation menu.


Week by Week

Week 1 - Introduction to Wiki work. Basics on how to edit a wiki page (text and images). Editing Basics

Week 2 - Project topic selected. Research sources. ANAT3231 References

Week 3 - Distribution of project work to each student within group. Timeline of project work. Selection of individual project topics. 2009 Students Projects

  • Note group and individual project work topics need to be different.
  • Project page must have a glossary (placed at bottom of project page, below reference list and above project links) with very brief description of terms related to the project topic. See Cell Biology Glossary

Group Projects

Each project group will consist of 4 student working on a specific topic and preparing an online presentation on this topic.


Group 1 Meiosis | Group 1 Discussion

Group 2 Cell Death - Apoptosis | Group 2 Discussion

Group 3 Cell Division | Group 3 Discussion

Group 4 Trk Receptors | Group 4 Discussion

Group 5 The Cell Cycle | Group 5 Discussion

Group 6 Golgi Apparatus | Group 6 Discussion

Group 7 Mitochondria | Group 7 Discussion

Group 8 Cell Death - Necrosis | Group 8 Discussion

Group 9 Nucleus | Group 9 Discussion

Group 10 Cell Shape | Group 10 Discussion

Available group project tiles are listed below. Your own group wiki project will be open to editing by your own group members and the course coordinator at all times. I would ask students from other groups not to edit other projects until week 7. The following notes should be used as a general guideline for your online project.

  1. Firstly do a comprehensive literature search and as you read, jot down potential headings for your wiki and points where you think that you need to include more information, explanation or detail to explain it fully to a peer. This “troublesome” spots are probably concepts that you and your group colleagues find more difficult than others, or which contain “troublesome” (i.e. new or complex) language (or terminology). The best wikis are those that explain the content better.
  2. You should give more than an overview of your topic and more than what is covered in lectures. Your wiki should complement the structured learning activities by expanding on some relevant or interesting area (using sub-headings) and / or by describing / explaining some troublesome content.
  3. Decide on your wiki headings, divide the work between group colleagues and begin to write 1500 words on your chosen topic. Instructions on how to use the wiki software will be provided in the laboratory time and online at Editing Basics. Direct the level of the wiki to a readership of your peers in the science program.
  4. Use innovative figures / tables / diagrams / explanations to illustrate the content with the aim of increasing the understanding of your peers, the readers.
  5. During week 3-6 you should monitor the edits made by your group peers to your wiki. You should also be involved in the “talk” discussions that may follow editing of your wiki where someone makes further comments or explanations about why they made their edits.
  6. During week 7 you should also review and edit an individual project page entry developed by a peer on another topic in the course (and as allocated to you).
  7. At end of week 10 you need to review all the edits made to your wiki and reflect on the changes made by your peers. Write a Group Reflection section (up to 500 words) that includes a specific mention of the wiki writing and editing process plus a more generic reflection on the project process in terms of what you learnt overall. Download (e.g. by copying and pasting) all of the edits made in the exposed wiki in the edit time period. Attach this to your report as supplementary material. You should also reflect on the process of reviewing a peer’s wiki.
  8. Submit your final wiki version (‘final’ meaning the version on the wiki site on Wednesday week 11).
  9. During week 11 laboratory peers from other groups will also assess your final wiki project.

The course coordinator has identified and is aware of any Wikipedia, OMIM, Medline plus and other wiki entries available on these topics and will readily identify students who plagiarise directly from them. See the material available in the course handout on plagiarims for information on definitions and penalties.

Weeks 2-3 Begin research on your topic and headings, allocate specific sections to group members. Weeks 3-6 Write and format the wiki using the defined citation and reference listing Week 7 Wikis go open to editing. Week 9 Monitor the edits as appear during this week; writing notes and reflecting on the suggestions and reflecting on how this may have improved. Edit the wiki of a peer’s topic as allocated. Week 11 submit the final wiki version by the Wednesday deadline.

Group Assessment Criteria

  • The key points relating to the topic that your group was allocated are clearly described.
  • The choice of content, headings and sub-headings, diagrams, tables, graphs show a good understanding of the topic area.
  • Content is correctly cited and referenced.
  • The wiki has an element of teaching at a peer level using the student’s own innovative diagrams, tables or figures and/or using interesting examples or explanations.
  • Evidence of significant research relating to basic and applied sciences that goes beyond the formal teaching activities.
  • Relates the topics and content of the Wiki entry to learning aims of cell biology.
  • Clearly reflects on editing/feedback from group peers and articulates how the Wiki could be improved (or not) based on peer comments/feedback. Demonstrates an ability to review own work when criticised in an open edited wiki format. Reflects on what was learned from the process of editing a peer’s wiki.
  • Evaluates own performance and that of group peers to give a rounded summary of this wiki process in terms of group effort and achievement.
  • The content of the wiki should demonstrate to the reader that your group has researched adequately on this topic and covered the key areas necessary to inform your peers in their learning.
  • Develops and edits the wiki entries in accordance with the wikipedia guidelines.

(Text above based on and modified from the medicine program project wikis)

Project Topic List

No two groups can do the same topic.

I am allowing 2 options for the group project:

  1. Select a topic from the coordinator list: The Nucleus, Mitochondria, Lysosomes, Exocytosis, Endocytosis, The Cell Cycle, Cell Division, Mitosis, Meiosis, Whole Cell Movement, Intracellular Movement, Cell Adhesion, Extracellular Matrix, Microfilament System, Microtubule System, Intermediate Filament System, Cell Death, A Signaling Pathway, Trk Receptors, Steroid Hormone Signaling, Signaling at a Distance, Signaling by Contact, Golgi Apparatus, Endosomes, The Reticular Network, Cell Shape, Methods of Secretion, Membrane Structure, Specialized Neural Processes (axons/dendrites).
  2. Negotiate a specific topic with the course coordinator.

Project Assessment

Projects will be have several contributiors to the final assessment (20% of your final ANAT3231 mark) based on the above criteria.

  • course coordinator (will monitor contributions too construction and the final online project)
  • internal group peer assessment (members of your group will provide an assessment of individual contributions to the final project)
  • inter-group peer assessment (other groups will assess your project)


Course Coordinator Week 6

--Mark Hill 13:33, 24 April 2009 (EST) Analysis of Group Project Histories, students are entered below from most to least online contribution. While I can understand that some of you may be doing research, there still must be consistent work/contribution to the online materials, even if just what you are doing on the talk page.

  • Group 1 Meiosis - I can see recent contributions to this group project from Z3132868 and Z2209471 and early contributions from Z3126345 and almost nothing from Z3224430 by week 6.
  • Group 2 Cell Death - Apoptosis - Z3161979 early and late, Z3158969 only since week 5 but good recent, Z3186815 and Z3160237 both only contributing in week 5 (need more).
  • Group 3 Cell Division - Z3187644 worked through April, Z3187492 single entry 17 Apr, Z3187155 single entry 12 Apr, Z3187043 almost no contribution to project.
  • Group 4 Trk Receptors - Z3191358 and Z3187854 only contributions to project. z3189168 and z3189925 no contributions to online project to date.
  • Group 5 The Cell Cycle - Only Z3207164 contributions to date. z3191801, z3201482 and z3201742 nothing online.
  • Group 6 Golgi Apparatus - Z3217582 and Z3209709 good contributions through April, Z3217578 only small contributions through March, Z3217565 single contribution 2 April 2009 nothing else.
  • Group 7 Mitochondria - Z3217991, Z3219050 ongoing contributions, Z3217893 only recent, Z3219261 very little online so far.
  • Group 8 Cell Death - Necrosis - z3219393, z3219606, z3220823, z3220953 This project is not progressing, I would like to see some significant online work from all students even if only in draft format. If you are having difficulties you should have discussed with course coordinator.
  • Group 9 Nucleus - Z3224479 consistent ongoing online work, Z3222840 single recent 20 April 2009 only, Z3221652 single 19 April 2009, z3224277 nothing online.
  • Group 10 Cell Shape - Z3295026, Z3280894, Z3235019 have all contributed well to date. Z3186582 only single brief incomplete contribution 25 March 2009.

Individual Projects

The individual project will be a specific protein component or method related too and selected from your Group Project topic. Individual projects will also link into the Group Project from which you belong and you have selected your topic. This online page will be available to be edited by others until final peer assessment in week 10.

Assessment Criteria

  • The key points relating to the protein/method topic that you have selected are clearly described.
  • The choice of content, headings and sub-headings, diagrams, tables, graphs show a good understanding of the topic area.
  • Content is correctly cited and referenced.
  • The final project should not be too lengthy, as a guideline typically 500 to a maximum of 1000 words.
  • The wiki has an element of teaching at a peer level using the student’s own innovative diagrams, tables or figures and/or using interesting examples or explanations.
  • Evidence of significant research relating to basic and applied sciences that goes beyond the formal teaching activities.
  • Relates the topics and content of the Wiki entry to the group project.
  • Demonstrates an ability to review own work when criticised in an open edited wiki format. Reflects on what was learned from the process of editing a peer’s wiki.
  • The content of the wiki should demonstrate to the reader that you have researched adequately on this topic and covered the key areas necessary to inform your peers in their learning.
  • Develops and edits the wiki entries in accordance with the wikipedia guidelines.

(Based on text from medicine program project wikis)

The individual project topic will be a specific protein component or method related too and selected from your Group Project topic. Individual projects will also link into the Group Project from which you belong and you have selected your topic. This online page will be available to be edited by others until final peer assessment in week 10.

Peer Review - Individual Projects

Internal Links

External Links

2009 Course Content

Lectures

Cell Biology Introduction | Cells Eukaryotes and Prokaryotes | Cell Membranes and Compartments | Cell Nucleus | Cell Export - Exocytosis | Cell Import - Endocytosis | Cell Mitochondria | Cell Junctions | Cytoskeleton Introduction | Cytoskeleton 1 Intermediate Filaments | Cytoskeleton 2 Microtubules | Cytoskeleton 3 Microfilaments | Extracellular Matrix 1 | Extracellular Matrix 2 | Cell Cycle | Cell Division | Cell Death 1 | Cell Death 2 | Signal 1 | Signal 2 | Stem Cells | Stem Cells | Development | Revision

Laboratories

Introduction to Lab | Microscopy Methods | Preparation/Fixation | Immunochemistry | Cell Knockout Methods | Cytoskeleton Exercise | Confocal Microscopy | Tissue Culture 1 | Tissue Culture 2 | Microarray Lab visit

Dr Mark Hill 2015, UNSW Cell Biology - UNSW CRICOS Provider Code No. 00098G