[Taxacom] Interactive teaching in Reading University glasshouses

Alastair Culham a.culham at reading.ac.uk
Thu Jun 7 07:08:27 CDT 2012

Over the past 6 months I've been redeveloping the small tropical teaching glasshouse at Reading University to try to make better use of the space and to offer a more inspiring teaching environment.  As well as new landscaping and some new plants, one of the upgrades has been to deliver wireless internet to the glasshouses so that on line teaching materials can be delivered that are suited to particular audiences - primarily our MSc in Plant Diversity, but also undergraduate and school level tours.  The internet is now installed http://bit.ly/LDNiOy and I am preparing teaching material, however, I don't want to reinvent the wheel, and thought there must already be some examples of online teaching in glasshouses around the world.  I'd be pleased to hear of any such material on the web - especially if I can re-use some of it!

Alastair Culham


Dr Alastair Culham
Centre for Plant Diversity and Systematics
Harborne Building, School of Biological Sciences
University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading, RG6 6AS

Curator, Reading University Herbarium (RNG)
Associate Editor, Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society<http://www.linnean.org/index.php?id=110>
Programme Director, MSc Plant Diversity<http://www.biosci.reading.ac.uk/Teaching/MscPlantDiversity.htm>
i4Life Coordinator<http://www.i4life.eu/>

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