Open University Virtual Microscope

The Open University's Virtual Microscope package, which is referred to throughout this Minerals under the Microscope unit, was a prototype version of the Open University's Digital Microscope which was tested out on students at the University of Brstol.

The Open University has further developed this product, which is now available for purchase on CD-ROM, through Open University Worldwide (OUW) which is the international marketing arm of the Open University.

Digital Microscope is one of a series of six CD-ROMS in the Open University's Discovering Geology series:-

Full details of these CD-ROMS can be found on the Open University web site at:

If you use Digital Microscope in conjunction with University of Bristol's Minerals under the Microscope unit, you should be aware that the slide numbers may not correspond with those in the original Virtual Microscope package.

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