Design and Assessment of an Interactive Digital Tutorial for Undergraduate-Level Sandstone Petrology
K.L. Milliken, J.P Barufaldi, E.F. McBride, S.J. Choh September 2003 Journal of Geoscience Education v51 n4 p381-386

This article in the Journal of Geoscience Education discusses a digital interactive tutorial that provides undergraduate students with a 'virtual microscope' for learning sandstone petrology. The goal of the ‘virtual microscope’ is to give students a similar learning experience viewing thin sections that they would gain if they were using an actual microscope. The educational value of the instrument was assessed by comparing the results when one class used the tool for lab exercises and another class did not.

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Subject: Education:Assessment
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Research Results, Journal Article
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)Keywords: petrography, sedimentary petrology, digital imaging