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The Open University-NASA Apollo Virtual Microscope – a tool for Education and Outreach

Kelley, Simon; Tindle, Andrew; Anand, Mahesh; Whalley, Peter; Hogan, Paul; Valentine, Chris; Pillinger, Colin; Gibson, Everett and Schwenzer, Susanne (2011). The Open University-NASA Apollo Virtual Microscope – a tool for Education and Outreach. In: 42th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 7-11 March 2011, Houston, TX, USA.

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The Open University started building virtual microscopes in 1993 when a team of Earth scientists and educational technologists joined together to push the boundaries in the teaching of petrology and optical microscopy. In the last two years we have produced two major new works to support our teaching program – virtual microscopes for a level 2 course, Geology, and a level 3 course Understanding the Continents. The Apollo virtual microscope is an extension of that work designed to be freely available and on-line.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2011 The Authors
Extra Information: Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Poster Session I: Education and Public Outreach: Moon
Keywords: virtual microscope; Moon rocks
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Environment, Earth and Ecosystems
Science > Physical Sciences
Knowledge Media Institute
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
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Item ID: 27517
Depositing User: Susanne Schwenzer
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2011 14:51
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2016 16:46
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