Every major section within each chapter now opens with a more highly focused Expected Learning Outcomes which are tightly correlated to digital course material. Instructors will be able to successfully measure student learning as it relates specifically to the learning outcomes.
Case Study Part I is a revised feature which is part of every chapter opening. Case Study Part II follows later in the text and is placed in the chapter next to relevant content which will help students follow the real-world applications of the chapter-opening Case Study Part I. A magnifying glass icon draws student focus to the feature and its chapter relevant content.
Systems Pathologies are succinct tables which allow students to see a quick view of what organisms may be involved in specific clinical presentations.
Secret World of Microbes are boxed features which highlight unusual aspects of microbes being featured within the chapter and placed within the spotlight for further connections by students. Many of the issues today within the news which are caused by a specific microbe are highlighted further connecting and applying content to real world scenarios for students.
Quick Search- this new features occurs close in the margin, next to the text it is highlighting, inviting students to search the internet for further information on the topic making the material more interactive.
Making Connections are a revised feature formerly known as Insights. These features relate specific microbes and utilize text and figures to assist student learning.
End of Chapter questions are now divided into two levels: Level I Knowledge and Comprehension - These questions require a working knowledge of the concepts in the chapter and the ability to recall and understand the information students have studied. Level II Active Learning Questions - Application, Analysis, Evaluation, and Synthesis. These problems go beyond just restating facts and require higher levels of understanding and an ability to interpret, problem solve, transfer knowledge to new situations, create models, and predict outcomes.
The ninth edition is unveiling an extension to a feature new within the eighth edition for the disease chapters called Pathogen Profiles. These are abbreviated snapshots of the major pathogens in each chapter. Each Profile includes a micrograph, a description of the microscopic morphology, identification descriptions, habitat information, virulence factors, primary infections/disease, a diagram of the affected systems, as well as control and treatment.
With this ninth edition, we are so excited to have Professor Heidi Smith from Front Range Community College continue with the team as our digital author. Heidi has worked hand-in-hand with the textbook author, creating online tools that truly complement and enhance the book's content. She ensured that all key topics in the book have interactive, engaging activities spanning levels of Bloom's taxonomy, and tied to Learning Outcomes in the book. Instructors can now assign material based on what they cover in class, assess their students on the Learning Outcomes, and run reports indicating individual and/or class performance on a variety of data. Because of Heidi, we can continue to offer you a robust digital learning program, tied to learning outcomes, to enhance your lecture and lab, whether you run a traditional, hybrid or fully online course.
LearnSmart uses revolutionary adaptive technology to build a learning experience unique to each student's individual needs. It starts by identifying the topics a student knows and does not know. As the student progresses, LearnSmart adapts and adjusts the content based on his or her individual strengths, weaknesses and confidence, ensuring that every minute spent studying with LearnSmart is the most efficient and productive study time possible.
Flex Art: Choose key figures from the text - take them apart and build them back during lecture so students can understand one step at a time. All art from the text is available with editable labels.
Digital Lecture Capture: Tegrity Campus is a service that allows class time to be any time by automatically capturing every lecture in a searchable video format for students to review at their convenience. With a simple one-click process, you can capture all computer screens and corresponding audio. Students may replay any part of your class with simple browser-based viewing on a PC or Mac. Educators know that the more students can see, hear, and experience class resources, the better they learn. Help turn all your students' study time into learning moments by supplying them with your lecture videos. Build instructional materials wherever, whenever, and however you want!
Presentation Center is an online digital library containing assets that can be used to create customized lectures, visually enhanced tests and quizzes, or attractive printed support materials. Access to your book, access to all books! Simply browse, select, and download the files you need to build engaging course materials.
Animation Learning Modules are assignable in Connect covering key topics from the text. A special icon in the text indicates which topics have a corresponding Animation Learning Module.
ConnectPlus Microbiology for Talaro 9e allows instructors and students to use art and animations from the text for assignments and lectures. Instructors now have access to a variety of new resources including assignable and gradable case study activities, concept mapping tools, LearnSmart, animation learning modules and more. The media rich eBook allows students to do full text searches, add notes and highlights, and access their instructor's shared notes and highlights.
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Unique among microbiology textbooks, Chapter 17 brings together in one place the methods used to diagnose infectious diseases. It starts with collecting samples from the patient, and details the biochemical, serological and molecular methods used to identify causative microbes.
Over 100 animations on key microbiological processes are available to instructors and students. Instructors can assign Animation quizzes in Connect where students can receive automatic feedback on correct/incorrect answers.
Process Figures are clearly defined and include colored steps that correlate the art to step-by-step explanations. Nearly every Process Figure has a correlating animation to it, which can be found on Talaro's Connect website.