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Teaching biology at a distance: pleasures, pitfalls and possibilities

MacQueen, Hilary A and Thomas, Jeffery (2009). Teaching biology at a distance: pleasures, pitfalls and possibilities. American Journal of Distance Education, 23(3) pp. 139–150.

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The Open University (OU) has a long and distinguished history of teaching biology at a distance by a supported open learning model. This article examines some of the challenges in delivering biology via distance teaching, explores some of the lessons learned, and discusses the opportunities and hazards of new teaching technologies that the OU has helped pioneer.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2009 Informa plc
ISSN: 1538-9286
Keywords: Open University ; distance learning ; biology ; supported open learning ; residential schools
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Life, Health and Chemical Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Biomedical Research Network (BRN)
Item ID: 18575
Depositing User: Hilary MacQueen
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2009 10:30
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2016 12:00
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