Orono, Maine - United States

The Bio New Media Laboratory (BioMediaLab), established in January 2004, creates sophisticated Web applications for both large and small courses. Mary Tyler and Ronald Kozlowski, who have been developing multimedia educational material for developmental biology, cell biology, genetics, and behavior courses for a number of years, started the facility. Mary Tyler's grant from NSF-DUE enabled her to build and publish interactive CD-ROM-Web hybrids, DVDs and electronic lab manuals, as well as to develop the expertise in the lab through Ron Kozlowski, now Director of the Biology New Media Facility. In collaborations with other faculty, the facility has been advancing programs in education and serving research.