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Vol. 28 No. 1
January-February 2006

The Project Place | Information about new, current, and complete IUPAC projects and related initiatives
See also www.iupac.org/projects

Distance Learning in Toxicology: Effective Teaching through Technology

In the past few years, distance learning has come of age: Registration is expanding, types of offerings are proliferating, and the skepticism surrounding this form of education is being dispelled by its common-sense, practical advantages. The rapid rate of development has been boosted by the increased awareness of programs by both teachers and students and their appreciation of its blend of electronic tools with pedagogy and asynchrony with synchrony.

The objective of this project is to present and clarify issues surrounding the development and delivery of online courses in toxicology—the effect of chemicals on humans, animals, and the environment. Instruction in the development of these courses and several examples of robust programs around the world will be presented. Discussions relating to the cost, delivery, effectiveness, and overall quality of these programs will be incorporated into a symposium organized in the framework of this project; both the thinking and the technological tools behind development of the courses will be presented. The task group overseeing the symposium is Jane Huggins and John Morris (Drexel University), Kristine Willett (University of Mississippi), John Duffus (Edinburgh Centre for Toxicology), and Paul Wright (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology).

The symposium will be presented at the Society of Toxicology annual meeting in San Diego, California, 5–9 March 2006.

For more information, contact Task Group Chairman Jane Huggins
<dona.jane.huggins@drexel.edu>.

www.iupac.org/projects/2005/2005-013-1-700.html


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