The VGEC is one of several projects initiated by the GENIE CETL, at the University of Leicester.
It is a hub of evaluated genetics-related resources for teachers in schools and higher education, health professionals and the general public. It covers all aspects of genetics, including information about DNA, simple experiments suitable for all ages, tutorials, videos and links to other evaluated resources.
The Virtual Genetics Education Centre:
- provides information and genetics education resources for higher education, colleges, schools, health professionals and the general public;
- encourages collaboration in the development, evaluation and sharing of genetics education resources;
- provides links to, and evaluates, sources of information and educational material about genetics;
- explores innovative approaches to teaching and learning in genetics, such as the SWIFT project for example where Second Life is being used to teach some aspects of genetics in a virtual laboratory.
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