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The 21st Century Classroom - A Case Study: Microscopy Training.
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, , , Georgia Institute of Technology, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Vancouver, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-76-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

This short paper describes the use of HD videoconferencing for training undergraduates in the use of advanced microscopes at the Georgia Institute of Technology, a leading U.S. university. Access to the Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) and Focused Ion Beam (FIB) is typically restricted to postgraduate students. However, the need to adequately prepare students for the 21st century workforce has prompted increased access for undergraduates. The authors are studying the project in order to quantify student engagement and impact, and this paper describes some of the perceived benefits and experiences. Several classes have made use of the technology and initial results are encouraging. Further results will be gathered and reported at future conferences.

Citation

Matthews, W., Pikarsky, J. & Blake, M. (2009). The 21st Century Classroom - A Case Study: Microscopy Training. In T. Bastiaens, J. Dron & C. Xin (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2009--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 514-517). Vancouver, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved April 21, 2019 from .

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