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ERIC Number: EJ924061
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0268-0513
The Role of the Virtual Microscope in Distance Learning
Whalley, Peter; Kelley, Simon; Tindle, Andrew
Open Learning, v26 n2 p127-134 2011
Screen-based microscopes allow for a shared visualisation and task-directed conversations that offer significant pedagogic advantages for the science disciplines involving observation of natural samples such as the geosciences and biosciences, and particularly for distance education in these disciplines. The role and development of a virtual microscope used in the undergraduate teaching of geoscience at the Open University is discussed and then related to current developments in the collaborative web-based technologies and mobile computing. (Contains 3 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A