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February 10, 2005. On Thursday, February 10, Professor Adrian Johns of the University of Chicago led the University Seminar in New Media Teaching and Learning in a discussion of one of his major projects: Microcosmos, an online interactive environment that reproduces and conveys the skills of past scientific exploration to students. This highly interactive project asks students to assume the role of a scientist from the past and to develop a theory based on the intellectual resources available at that point in history. Microcosmos suggests new ways we could use digital media to enhance traditional teaching techniques in the sciences, but also to create new ones.

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