Electronic blending in virtual microscopy

Maybury, Terrence S. and Farah, Camile S. (2010) Electronic blending in virtual microscopy. Journal of Learning Design, 4 1: 41-52.

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Author Maybury, Terrence S.
Farah, Camile S.
Title Electronic blending in virtual microscopy
Journal name Journal of Learning Design
ISSN 1832-8342
Publication date 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 4
Issue 1
Start page 41
End page 52
Total pages 12
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Queensland University of Technology
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract Virtual microscopy (VM) is a relatively new technology that transforms the computer into a microscope. In essence, VM allows for the scanning and transfer of glass slides from light microscopy technology to the digital environment of the computer. This transition is also a function of the change from print knowledge to electronic knowledge, or as Gregory Ulmer puts it, a shift ‘from literacy to electracy.’ Blended learning, of course, is capable of including a wide variety of educational protocols in its definition; it is also at the heart of electronically mediated forms of education. Since 2004, VM has been introduced into Dentistry, Medicine, Biomedical Science and Veterinary Science courses at the University of Queensland, a project aimed at consolidating VM techniques and technologies into their curricula. This paper uses some of the evaluative survey data collected from this embedding process to discuss the role blended learning plays in electronic styles of learning, or ‘electracy’, before finally reflecting on the quantum world represented in VM imagery.
Keyword Blended learning
Medical education
Light microscopy
Virtual microscopy
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Institutional Status UQ

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