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Engaging Teachers, Scientists, and Multimedia to Promote Learning

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Science  22 Jun 2012:
Vol. 336, Issue 6088, pp. 1509
DOI: 10.1126/science.1220252

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There are many Web sites supporting instruction in the life sciences (1). One such effort, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's (HHMI's) BioInteractive (, developed from a focus on practicing scientists explaining their research; engaging explanations driven by compelling examples and graphics; and meaningful dialogue with instructors to improve products and to facilitate classroom adoption of materials (2).