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A picture is worth a thousand words. A personal view of using images in the teaching of the biological sciences

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Gordon Beakes



This article is a personal essay on the use of images in the teaching of biology. Topics covered include the use of 35 mm slides in lectures and the development of ‘image centred’ teaching materials in the form of computer assisted learning (CAL) packages and an interactive resource of biological images for school children and teachers. The most effective ways of digitizing images are discussed and some of the ways in which images are then used in lecture presentation packages is described. Finally, some of the imaginative uses of the Web as a teaching resource are discussed, and a brief guide to Web-based sources of biological images is presented.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Beakes GW

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Bioscience Education Journal

Year: 2003

Volume: 1

Issue: 1

Pages: 15

Print publication date: 01/05/2003

Date deposited: 08/01/2008

ISSN (print): 1479-7860

Publisher: Higher Education Academy