The first edition of MendelWeb (http://www.netspace.org/MendelWeb/) is
now available. MendelWeb is a teaching and learning "sourcebook" built
upon Gregor Mendel's famous pea plant paper of 1865, and designed to
show how primary texts can be used to construct educational resources
that take advantage of hypertext, the connectivity of the World Wide
Web, and the collaborative possibilites of the Internet.
MendelWeb contains the texts of Mendel's original paper and an
English translation, texts that can be viewed as plain or annotated
html, and downloaded in a variety of formats. Also included are
notes, discussion and homework questions, and various secondary
materials linked to a variety of content-based sites on the Web. In
an effort to foster collaborative learning and teaching, MendelWeb
includes the Mendelroom (a Moo environment) and collaborative
hypertexts of both the German and English versions of Mendel's paper.
Roger B. Blumberg
rblum at netspace.org