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An interactive computer-based alternative to performing a rat dissection in the classroom


Quentin-Baxter, M and Dewhurst, d, An interactive computer-based alternative to performing a rat dissection in the classroom, Journal of Biological Education, 26, (1) pp. 27-33. ISSN 0021-9266 (1992) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/00219266.1992.9655239


This paper describes a highly interactive Hypermedia atlas of a rat dissection which allows a student to investigate the relationships between anatomical structures in the body and provides information on the physiological function of many of them. The program is based around a number of photographic images of a rat dissection over which the computer is used to lay interactive features such as animation, information via Hypertext and question/answer facilities. Different user modes allow students to either seek assistance and access further information about any part of the rat (Browse mode), or test their knowledge by answering computer-generated questions (Test mode). The program runs from an easy-to-use menu palette and guidance is also provided by a map from which the student can access any part of the program. The potential of this program in teaching biology is also discussed.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:rat, dissection, alternative, animal experimentation, virtual learning
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Secondary education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Teaching and instruction technologies
UTAS Author:Quentin-Baxter, M (Professor Megan Quentin-Baxter)
ID Code:106286
Year Published:1992
Web of Science® Times Cited:9
Deposited By:Faculty of Health
Deposited On:2016-02-04
Last Modified:2016-04-20

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