Scitable: A Collaborative Online Learning Space for Science

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ScitableScitable is an open online teaching/learning portal combining high quality educational articles with technology-based community features to fuel a global exchange of scientific insights, teaching practices, and study resources.

With a focus on the field of genetics, Scitable provides teachers and students with access to more than 150 free, evidence-based articles and allows them to connect with a global community of faculty, scientists and researchers through real-time chats and discussion boards.

Special features for teachers:

  • Create a Classroom – in less than five minute you can create an engaging virtual research space for your students, including coursepacks of free articles, live discussions and announcements.
  • Browse Content – Look through more than 200 overviews of key concepts in genetics, each of which includes copious exploration of the major research milestones, and access to free versions of select papers from the Nature Publishing Group (NPG).

Special features for students:

  • Ask an Expert – Stumped? Scitable has got the answers to get you un-stuck. Post a question and one of their knowledgable experts will provide an answer within 48 hours. Or browse questions (and answers) posted by other science students around the world.
  • Study Packs – Scitable has grouped a selection of the most relevant articles to help you learn the key concepts for your biology classes.

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