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Learning to learn with virtual microscopes

Jonas-Dwyer, D., Sudweeks, F.ORCID: 0000-0003-0237-3671, McGill, T.J. and Nicholls, P.K.ORCID: 0000-0001-7071-3055 (2011) Learning to learn with virtual microscopes. In: Informing Science and IT Education Conference (InSITE) 2011, 18 - 23 June, Novi Sad, Serbia pp. 269-283.

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Recent research (Jonas-Dwyer & Sudweeks, 2007) indicated that when virtual microscopes were introduced to third year health science students as part of their histology and pathology laboratory work, no detrimental effects were found. To investigate the use of virtual microscopes further, an extended study was undertaken with both second and third year health sciences students. In this paper, we report the results of students’ learning approaches and compare the outcomes to identify and evaluate changes in students’ learning approaches when using virtual microscopes rather than optical microscopes.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Information Technology
Publisher: Informing Science Institute
Copyright: Informing Science Institute
Notes: In Jonas-Dwyer, D., Sudweeks, F., McGill, T. and Nicholl, F. K. (2011) Learning to learn with virtual microscopes. Proceedings of Informing Science and IT Education Conference (InSITE) 2011 (pp 269-283). Novi Sad Serbia: Informing Science Institute. Published materials by Informing Science Institute is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.
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