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Online mineralogy and petrology

CLAD, LDU (2006) Online mineralogy and petrology. Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham. (Unpublished)

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Identification Number/DOI: HIST030

Abstract

The project aimed to build on the expertise gained by geology teaching staff in order to deliver online course material, including practical classes and assessment, for undergraduate teaching in mineralogy, and igneous and metamorphic geology in general. As well as migrating the existing course content to WebCT this will provide new and innovative learning resources that will have direct applicability to other Earth Science disciplines and other subjects taught within the University. In particular, two of the proposed innovations will provide a template for other Schools within the University. In common with Medicine, Dentistry, Biological Sciences and Archaeology, Geology involves the substantial use of microscopy. Although the types of microscopy vary in detail an attempt at developing a fully functional online petrological microscope should provide a framework that these other subjects can adapt. Furthermore, the project also intends to develop online fieldtrips that will include maps, video and other resources thus providing a template for other field based subjects such as Geography and Archaeology.

Type of Work:Monograph (Project Report)
School/Faculty:Schools (1998 to 2008) > School of Geography, Earth & Environmental Sciences
Department:School of Geography Earth and Environmental Sciences
Additional Information:

The original papers that comprise this project are stored at Centre for Learning and Academic Development (CLAD), University of Birmingham. Please contact CLAD using the email address cladprojects@contacts.bham.ac.uk for any further information.
This project is linked to http://epapers.bham.ac.uk/1564/

Series/Collection Name:Education Enhancement Projects
Keywords:Online mineralogy and petrology, leap, WebCT, Online, online tutorials, virtual, online course material, assessment template, resources, teaching,
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Funders:LDU LEaP
Copyright Status:This project report is copyright of the author and the University of Birmingham. Any use made of information contained in this project must be acknowledged. Further distribution or reproduction in any format is prohibited without the permission of the copyright holder.
Copyright Holders:University of Birmingham
ID Code:1581

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