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Design and Assessment of an Interactive Digital Tutorial for Undergraduate-Level Sandstone Petrology
This study describes the goals, features and effectiveness of a digital interactive tutorial which was created to provide undergraduates a 'virtual microscope' resource for learning sandstone petrology. The goal of the tutorial is to provide students exposure to the highly visual subject matter of petrography outside the confines of organized laboratory exercises. The hope is that widespread use of such digital interactive formats will allow students to gain high levels of expertise with description and interpretation of earth materials despite the reduced amounts of hands-on laboratory practice that are allowed by modern curricula.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Text:
    • Journal article
Subject:
  • Educational theory and practice
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: EVAL-TLKT-000-000-000-126
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)
Journal of Geoscience Education (JGE)
http://www.nagt.org/nagt/jge/index.html

Author: K. L. Milliken
Department of Geological Sciences
The University of Texas at Austin

Author: James P. Barufaldi
Science Education Center
The University of Texas at Austin

Author: Earle F. McBride
Department of Geological Sciences
The University of Texas at Austin

Author: S. J. Choh
Department of Geological Sciences
The University of Texas at Austin