Thanks to a new application of distance learning technology, Jo Ann Eurell, an associate professor of veterinary medicine, recently gave an unprecedented lesson on the development of a two-day-old chicken embryo to 38 high school biology students sitting miles away in two different classrooms. The project, nicknamed "Chickscope," was distance learning with a brand-new twist.

It was the first time, according to scientists at the Argonne National Laboratory, that 3-D imaging and a virtual reality environment were transmitted in a two-dimensional form to a classroom via the internet.


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