Development of an interactive learning platform for biological pathways

Principal Supervisor

Dr. Ngai Hung Kui, School of Life Sciences


2 years

Approved Budget

HK $100,000

  • Project Objectives
  • Key deliverables expected
  • Evaluation of deliverables/outcomes
  • Dissemination of deliverables/outcomes

Project Objectives

It aims to develop a set of interactive learning materials for students to acquire the skills of studying biological pathways.

Key deliverables expected and timelines for completion

Project stages 2013 2014 Outcomes & deliverables
(Month) 1-3 4-6 7-9 9-12 1-3 4-6 7-9 10-12  
(1) Production of multi-media learning materials 1a 1b         (1a) Graphics of pathway puzzles
(1b) Animations of biochemical reactions
(2) Conceptualizing biological pathways         2a 2b     (2) Illustrated strategies for conceptualizing metabolism pathways of biomolecules such as:
a. Carbohydrates & lipids
b. Nucleic acids and amino acids.
(3) Problem-based learning             3a
  (3a) Designing two clinical cases for selected biological pathways
(3b) Designing a cooperative learning scheme for large class
(4) Integration               4a
(4a) System testing & modification
(4b) website integration

Arrangements for evaluation of project deliverables/outcomes

A group of undergraduate students (Year 2) will be invited to study a selected biological pathway together with learning materials produced in this project. A questionnaire survey on the learning materials will then be conducted among the student users.

Means for disseminating project deliverables/outcomes

The learning materials produced in this project will be integrated into the current e-learning platform ( of the Biochemistry Programme. The system will be open to the students taking the course BCHE3080 Bioenergetics and Metabolism and also to the selected groups of undergraduate students.