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dc.contributor.authorDahan, Orna
dc.contributor.authorDorfman, Bat-Shahar
dc.contributor.authorSayin, Serkan
dc.contributor.authorRosener, Brittany
dc.contributor.authorHua, Tiffany
dc.contributor.authorYarden, Anat
dc.contributor.authorMitchell, Amir
dc.date2022-08-11T08:09:53.000
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-23T16:47:35Z
dc.date.available2022-08-23T16:47:35Z
dc.date.issued2019-06-26
dc.date.submitted2019-08-05
dc.identifier.citation<p>PLoS Biol. 2019 Jun 26;17(6):e3000348. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3000348. eCollection 2019 Jun. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.3000348">Link to article on publisher's site</a></p>
dc.identifier.issn1544-9173 (Linking)
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pbio.3000348
dc.identifier.pmid31242174
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14038/41108
dc.description.abstractTechnological breakthroughs in the past two decades have ushered in a new era of biomedical research, turning it into an information-rich and technology-driven science. This scientific revolution, though evident to the research community, remains opaque to nonacademic audiences. Such knowledge gaps are likely to persist without revised strategies for science education and public outreach. To address this challenge, we developed a unique outreach program to actively engage over 100 high-school students in the investigation of multidrug-resistant bacteria. Our program uses robotic automation and interactive web-based tools to bridge geographical distances, scale up the number of participants, and reduce overall cost. Students and teachers demonstrated high engagement and interest throughout the project and valued its unique approach. This educational model can be leveraged to advance the massive open online courses movement that is already transforming science education.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.relation<p><a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=pubmed&cmd=Retrieve&list_uids=31242174&dopt=Abstract">Link to Article in PubMed</a></p>
dc.rightsCopyright: © 2019 Dahan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectTeachers
dc.subjectAntibiotic resistance
dc.subjectInternet
dc.subjectRobotics
dc.subjectSchools
dc.subjectSpectrophotometers
dc.subjectAntibiotics
dc.subjectScience education
dc.subjectEducational Technology
dc.subjectHealth Communication
dc.subjectMedical Education
dc.subjectOnline and Distance Education
dc.subjectScience and Mathematics Education
dc.titleHarnessing robotic automation and web-based technologies to modernize scientific outreach
dc.typeArticle
dc.source.journaltitlePLoS biology
dc.source.volume17
dc.source.issue6
dc.identifier.legacyfulltexthttps://escholarship.umassmed.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4913&amp;context=oapubs&amp;unstamped=1
dc.identifier.legacycoverpagehttps://escholarship.umassmed.edu/oapubs/3897
dc.identifier.contextkey15059835
refterms.dateFOA2022-08-23T16:47:35Z
html.description.abstract<p>Technological breakthroughs in the past two decades have ushered in a new era of biomedical research, turning it into an information-rich and technology-driven science. This scientific revolution, though evident to the research community, remains opaque to nonacademic audiences. Such knowledge gaps are likely to persist without revised strategies for science education and public outreach. To address this challenge, we developed a unique outreach program to actively engage over 100 high-school students in the investigation of multidrug-resistant bacteria. Our program uses robotic automation and interactive web-based tools to bridge geographical distances, scale up the number of participants, and reduce overall cost. Students and teachers demonstrated high engagement and interest throughout the project and valued its unique approach. This educational model can be leveraged to advance the massive open online courses movement that is already transforming science education.</p>
dc.identifier.submissionpathoapubs/3897
dc.contributor.departmentGraduate School of Biomedical Sciences
dc.contributor.departmentProgram in Molecular Medicine
dc.contributor.departmentProgram in Systems Biology
dc.source.pagese3000348


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