Course Title: Biology 326: Cytogenetics
Faculty: Professor Le Paliulis
DP&S Liaison: Brianna Derr
Tools: MacBook Pro, LED Lights, WebCam, Tripod, iStopMotion, iMovie
Biology professor Le Paliulis asked her students to demonstrate understanding of course content by producing a Cytogentic stop motion film. These films animate a chromosome process, structure, or seminal experiment in Cytogenetics. To create a stop motion film, the creator moves an object one frame at a time. Upon playback the individual frames appear to move fluidly.
Students also learned about multi-modal storytelling. Multimodal storytelling teaches students to engage with content beyond the written word by combining images, narration, and music. All of these individual elements work together to tell a story. Students also wrote scripts, produced storyboards, and learned about digital literacy and media fluency.