DRice at drice.ehs.colostate.edu
Tue Oct 24 16:47:15 EST 1995
In article <1995Oct24.015103.6342 at relay.acadiau.ca> Alanna MacGregor <001262m at axe.acadiau.ca> writes:
>I am working on a project to create a virtual classroom/laboratory
>in microbiology. I am having trouble in finding sites with
>graphics/tutorials etc. that could be used as replacements for labs. If
>anyone knows of programs or WWW sites with this information, could you
>please let me know....Thanks
While I commend you on a project that is intended to bring our science into
the '90's, I am concerned that many of the fine artistic points of
microbiology could not be met in a virtual world. I have taught hundreds of
students the basic lab skills in microbiology. One of the most difficult
tasks is the streaking of a plate for isolation. I'm not sure this could be
learned with tactile gloves and a virtual loop. Good luck with your project.
Please don't forget the "art". The skill and element of uncertainty is why we
(microbiologists) are not chemists!!
Doug Rice: Laboratory Director; Environmental Quality Laboratory
Microbiology of water, food, soil, and air.
Colorado State University: Ft Collins, Colorado.
e-mail: drice at vines.colostate.edu voice: (970) 491-6503
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