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Illustrated plant identification keys: An interactive tool to learn botany
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Computers & Education Volume 56, Number 4, ISSN 0360-1315 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

An Interactive Dichotomous Key (IDK) for 390 taxa of vascular plants from the Ria de Aveiro, available on a website, was developed to help teach botany to school and universitary students. This multimedia tool includes several links to Descriptive and Illustrated Glossaries. Questionnaires answered by high-school and undergraduate students about the IDK showed that students considered it a “fully efficient” way to identify plants. Undergraduate assessment tests on plant identification, also improved after the use of IDK. The IDK is an effective multimedia tool in the teaching of botany, compared to conventional dichotomous keys (CDK).

Citation

Silva, H., Pinho, R., Lopes, L., Nogueira, A.J.A. & Silveira, P. (2011). Illustrated plant identification keys: An interactive tool to learn botany. Computers & Education, 56(4), 969-973. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved July 13, 2020 from .

This record was imported from Computers & Education on January 31, 2019. Computers & Education is a publication of Elsevier.

Full text is availabe on Science Direct: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2010.11.011

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