Proctor, Niels .
Web-Based Retrieval Practice as a Self-Directed Study Tool for Students in Botany and Plant Taxonomy.
Students who are learning to identify plants to family or species need a way to practice those identification skills. Self-testing with collected plants carries the risk of learning the features of a particular specimen, rather than the diversity of the broader group. Self-testing with unknown plants in a natural area provides no feedback and carries the risk of learning a misidentification. But widespread access to the internet and to high-quality digital cameras has now made it possible for instructors to provide a web-based study tool where students can practice their identification skills.
1 - University of Florida, School of Forest Resources & Conservation, PO Box 110410, Gainesville, FL, 32611, USA
Presentation Type: Workshop Proposal
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