This blog is compiled from unedited contributions by undergraduate students of the MBIO322 "Marine Microbiology - Ecology & Applications" module with Plymouth University.
Wednesday, 4 September 2013
WELCOME TO THE MBIO322 BLOG.
Most of your learning about recent developments will come from
reading and evaluating the latest research papers. The coursework mark (which is 50% of the module mark) will
be derived from tutor assessment of your online postings to the blog site, which
should show evidence of current awareness of the scientific rationale and
potential applications of recent research findings relevant to the module
content. The assessment will be based on the frequency and — most importantly —
the qualityof your
contributions (both your own reviews and the comments on other people’s
The idea is that all members of the class post
short items interpreting the key elements of research papers you have read. Other members can
also read these and comment on the posts. In this way, we will build up an
exciting picture of the latest developments in this fast-moving subject. If
everyone contributes and follows the blog regularly, we will have a great
resource to supplement the lectures. Although it requires quite a lot of work
and regular inputs (for me as well as you!), this collaborative effort will be a
great revision aid for the exams too.
The students in the past three years gave very positive feedback and I hope
that you also find this an enjoyable way of learning!
Please check the module guidance on the TuLiP site for more information about how to create your posts
and the assessment criteria used.