Woody Plants of the Southeastern United States, A Field Botany Course on CD ver. 2.0 (WPSEUS) is a computer based visual training program that helps students become experts in plant identification. It is the best way to learn plant identification. It can be used as a stand-alone learning tool, or can provide a significant boost to any course that involves plant identification. It allows students to learn plant identification in a fraction of the time that is normally required. The program does this by adapting active learning techniques from the cognitive psychology literature. WPSEUS uses active learning to promote holistic visual processing, the visual processing mode used by experts. Active learning coupled with holistic visual processing has been shown to result in statistically significant improvement in test performance over more traditional study techniques. Active learning engages the brain areas associated with visual expertise, while passive learning does not.
This is the update to our award winning program Woody
Plants of the Southeastern United States: A Field Botany Course on CD.
You can watch short introductory videos of the product in use on YouTube
this version of the software entitles you to free downloads of tutorial
scripts that teach plant identification. When loaded (see File
Menus/Load Script), a script puts the program in automatic mode, leading
you through learning sessions designed by our experts.
The Mac version requires OS 10.5 or later.