December 1, 2007 (Vol. 27, No. 21)


Strong Points: Excellent educational idea
Weak Points: Needs more material online

This site looked awfully familiar me, but a search of my database didn’t turn up any hits of it having been covered before. Perhaps it previously had a different name. In any event, Plant Cell Biology on DVD provides “a comprehensive atlas of micrographs illustrating structure-function relationships in plant cells” and is, as one might expect, a product with many applications educationally. Though the site is aimed as selling/distributing the DVD in the title, it does offer numerous samples from the product and these should help even uncertain potential buyers to decide on the value of the product. The DVD appears to be the result of efforts of an emeritus professor (Brian Gunning) at Australia National University. The cost of the DVD is $100 (Australian). Here’s to an educational tool that is simple, yet very useful. Kudos to the designer for the idea.

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