A reusable, expandable web resource was constructed that could be used for future courses, help the students in their research, and evaluate the importance of each topic presented. The PITF created evaluations for each lecture to test students’ comprehension of material, allow them to turn in home work assignments, and complete the final exam. The PITF created HTML web modules (web pages) that contained links to all lecture notes, lecture videos, available web resources, and recent papers on each topic. These were displayed on the course website.
The course was designed to have an immediate impact on the students’ Bio-Medical research. Due to the nature of the rapidly expanding and changing field of Computational Molecular Biology, there was a need for a dynamic web resource. Additionally, teaching staff wanted to evaluate each lecture based on presentation, interest and immediate usefulness.