Digital microscope recording system to enhance students' understanding of biological observation

Ming Hsiang Su, Yuan Hsun Liao, Cheng Yu Tsai, Bo Yen Wang, Pao Ta Yu

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Electronic microscopy is a widely used instrument to observe micro movement or system of an object. Keeping the snapshot and phenomenon of the observing object is an important theme during the observation process. However, much literature described that people have to record the observed phenomenon under a microscope into text by hands, meaning that they need to spend more time and cost on handling the text records after the observation. A system to improve such a situation is needed, particularly in the teaching process. Therefore, we propose a Digital Microscope Recording System (DMRS) to help to digitalize the observation. DMRS can receive the real-time images captured by a USB digital microscope and the then students can select the pictures they want, draw symbols on them and add textual descriptions for these symbols. Finally, students can convert these records into a web page file or a document file so that they can discuss the observed biological phenomenon with the classmate easily or poste the results via internet.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHybrid Learning - 4th International Conference, ICHL 2011, Proceedings
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Aug 16
Event4th International Conference on Hybrid Learning, ICHL 2011 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: 2011 Aug 102011 Aug 12

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume6837 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference4th International Conference on Hybrid Learning, ICHL 2011
CityHong Kong

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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