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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://doi.org/10.1080/02680513.2011.567460|
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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.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Copyright Holders:||2011 The Open University|
|Keywords:||virtual microscope, geoscience, distance learning, collaborative learning, mobile learning|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Knowledge Media Institute
Science > Environment, Earth and Ecosystems
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
|Depositing User:||Peter Whalley|
|Date Deposited:||12 May 2011 08:23|
|Last Modified:||23 Mar 2016 12:30|
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