Merging a Remote Microscope and Virtual Worlds: Teaching Kingdom Plantae on Basic Education

Caroline Porto Antonio, João Paulo Lima, João Bosco Alves, Juarez Bento Silva, José Pedro Simão

Abstract


This paper presents an educational tool based on open source software and low cost hardware to supplement science teaching, merging concepts of remote experiment, virtual worlds and virtual learning environment. Using an avatar, students can move around in an enriched environment and access a remote microscope that enables visualization of plant parts and interaction with the available samples.

Keywords


remote experiments; virtual world; science teaching.

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International Journal of Online Engineering (iJOE).ISSN: 1861-2121
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