Créé(e) 25/03/2019
25 mar
DIGITALMARINE : Hybrid educational and research training on the use of marine models in life sciences

The project DIGITALMARINE is a strategic partnership (Erasmus + programme) gathering 6 universities* and aiming at developing an online platform dedicated to the use of marine organisms in life sciences.

The platform will contain different supports (filmed conferences, commented power point, cartoons and video animations) adapted to self-learning process for master students in order to promote innovative teaching method such as flipped class-room.

This platform will be associated to a spring course taking place in marine station (the Schmid Training Course, UE 4V113) involving students in practical work but also in conceptual questioning about research performed on marine organisms. Fundamental knowledge having been studied before thanks to the platform, time can be released for interactions with researchers and for exercises. About twenty researchers being involved in this partnership, a broad range of organisms will be presented: acoels, annelids, brown algae, cephalochordates, cnidarians, crustaceans, echinoderms, placozoans, poriferans, sharks, urochordates.

An educational engineer and a graphic designed have been recruited to elaborate the digital support in collaboration with the different scientists.

This international research training will then constitute an hybrid teaching combining self-learning and practical lab work in which students from partner universities will participate. In addition, the course won't be limited to one specific field of biology but will explore different disciplines: evolution, life cycle, tissue regeneration, neurobiology, cell biology, cellular morphology and marine biotechnology. Master students will account for the prevailing target users of our on-line resource but it might also be used in lifelong training: scientific workers coming from the academic world or from industry might be willing to use this the platform.

Finally, a handbook on the above-mentioned marine models will be edited at the end of project.

This project falls in line with previous initiatives related to the development of e-learning tools in marine station such as e-marin'lab.

A SBR seminar will be scheduled in 2019 to give a detailed presentation of the project. See you soon!!


* partner list:

University of Salento (Lecce, Italy)

University of Fribourg (Switzerland)

University of Hannover (Germany)

Sorbonne Université (Paris, France), coordinator

The Australian National University

Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn (Naple, Italy)


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