Are you ready to try a new high-quality eLearning tool that enables you to explore ethical and social questions surrounding genomic sequencing?
This new eLearning Tool, created by the National Human Genome Research Institute, brings the Unlocking Life’s Code exhibit online. Its cutting-edge questions encourage learners to express their ideas about genomic technologies and compare their views to those of others.
This eLearning Tool is great way to enhance discussions about the tough issues surrounding recent advances in genomics. The interactive provides a dynamic launching pad for confronting many questions raised by the growing involvement of genetics in the areas of Privacy, Discrimination, Children, Identity, Research, Health, and Society.
The eLearning Tool begins with a short introductory video, followed by a chance to explore the topics surrounding a circular display asking “What do you think?” Selecting any topic opens a series of three thought-provoking questions in the chosen area. Answering each question “yes,” “no,” or “maybe,” leads to a statement of what that reply means and, finally, a chance to answer the Main Question in that area. You can even compare your answers to those of other respondents, with bar graphs updated in real time!
The choices not only stimulate thought but show that different answers are possible andacceptable. Each answer represents viewpoints and reasons that vary among people – often in surprising ways. This learning tool is a conversation starter, a basis for debates, and an exercise in tolerance and understanding others. Using it at home or in the classroom can enhance your grasp of the public concerns surrounding genomic progress and its influence in our lives.