Education-Portal.com is dedicated to showcasing educational resources available free and winners represent some of the best of the Open Education Movement. DNAftB won the "Best Instructional Supplement" in the OCW (OpenCourseWare) People's Choice Award, August 2011. They said "For anyone looking to better understand heredity and genetics, DNA from the Beginning is the ideal place to start. It's logically organized so that users can follow the lessons in a sequence or bounce around between the concepts that interest them most. Visual, audio and participatory learners will all find the right presentation of information for their learning styles, and even someone with little to no existing knowledge of genetics will be able to follow these lessons and come away with a better understanding of what makes us....us."
DNA from the Beginning is the Editor's Choice for biology in the 2002 Merlot Classics. The awards ceremony in Altanta was attended by appreciative staff.
ScientificAmerican.com has selected DNA from the Beginning as a winner of the 2002 Sci/Tech Web Awards. Their editors reviewed hundreds of web sites and selected the 50 they deemed the most valuable as science and technology resources for their readers.
DNA from the Beginning won the Exploratorium's Ten Cool Sites Award for educational excellence for September, 2001. Find the list of Ten Cool Sites in The Learning Studio.
The DNA Learning Center and DNA from the Beginning is featured in bigchalk.com's directory of exceptional educational sites on the Web. Out of more than 110,000 sites reviewed, bigchalk.com placed us in the top 2% based on our rich content and academic relevance.
The DNA Learning Center and DNA from the Beginning has been reviewed and recommended by Schoolsnet.com — an U.K. education portal used by parents, students and teachers. Find us in their webguide under genetics.
The DNA Learning Center's DNA from the Beginning has been named one of the hottest spots on the Internet by Popular Science. It is one of the top 50 "Best of the Web" sites as chosen by their editors. The complete results of the web search are published in the October 2000 issue of the magazine.
DNA from the Beginning and the DNA Learning Center's home page Gene Almanac were nominated for 2000 Webby Awards in Education and Science. As nominees, the sites were eligible for two awards, The Webby Award and The People's Voice Award. The Webby Awards are chosen by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, while The People's Voice Awards are chosen by the online public.Winners were revealed at San Francisco's Masonic Auditorium on May, 11 2000. Although we didn't win any Webbys, we had a great time!
Listed in New Scientist's Hotspot-Keysites. New Scientist Planet Science presents a guide to science sites on the net, including staff recommendations. The guide is divided into seventeen categories, and also offers an alphabetical list for browsing by site name. DNA Learning Center appears under the Biological Sciences/Biology category.
DNA from the Beginning has received the Web Feet Seal of Approval and is in Web Feet: The Internet Traveler's Desk Reference. Web Feet is the premier subject guide to the best Web sites for students, researchers, and the general public and is the first comprehensive Web guide that is interactive and updated monthly. A site is included in Web Feet only if a team of teachers, librarians, and editors think it is an outstanding site in its subject area.
Featured in The Eisenhower National Clearinghouse Digital Dozen in September 1999. ENC searches the Net for new and fascinating resources for math and science.
DNA from the Beginning has been selected as a valuable educational Internet resource for Discovery Channel School.