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Kirchoff, Bruce [1].

Woody Plants of the Southeastern United States: Teaching Plant Identification on the Computer.

"Woody Plants of the Southeastern United States: A Field Botany Course on CD" is a Windows program designed to efficiently teach plant identification. It does this by helping users become visual experts in species recognition. Unlike novices, experts are able to quickly recognize patterns. This allows chess masters to recognize chess configurations, and botanists to identify species from a glimpse out the window of a moving vehicle. The program helps students rapidly achieve this mastery by adapting techniques from cognitive psychology to the task of species recognition. It is designed to promote holistic processing, the visual processing mode used by experts.


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1 - University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Department of Biology, P.O. Box 26170, Greensboro, NC, 27402, USA

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Presentation Type: Workshop
Session: W2
Location: 212A/SUB
Date: Sunday, July 27th, 2008
Time: 8:00 AM
Number: W2001
Abstract ID:913


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