Victor W. Silva-Lopes And Luiz H. Monteiro-Leal
The Anatomical record, 2003
"The development of new technology and the possibility of fast information delivery by either Internet or Intranet connections are changing education. Microanatomy education depends basically on the correct interpretation of microscopy images by students. Modern microscopes coupled to computers enable the presentation of these images in a digital form by creating image databases. However, the access to this new technology is restricted entirely to those living in cities and towns with an Information Technology (IT) infrastructure. This study describes the creation of a free Internet histology database composed by high-quality images and also presents an inexpensive way to supply it to a greater number of students through Internet/Intranet connections. By using state-of-the-art scientific instruments, we developed a Web page (http://www2.uerj.br/ micron/atlas/atlasenglish/index.htm) that, in association with a multimedia microscopy laboratory, intends to help in the reduction of the IT educational gap between developed and underdeveloped regions."