Fostering Student Engagement With Digital Microscopic Images Using ThingLink, an Image Annotation Program

The teaching of histology has changed dramatically with virtual microscopy. Fewer students of histology spend significant time viewing slides on a microscope and instead study images available in digital slide sets, generally accessible via the internet. However, students must still be able to correctly identify the defining characteristics of tissues and cells. This article describes the classroom use of a free image annotation tool, ThingLink, to enhance the engagement of students with digital microscopic images. ThingLink presentations were used in place of in-class workshops and were posted on a web-based classroom management site.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 5/1/2018Stock # jcst18_047_05_16Volume 047Issue 05

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