USING ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION'S GEOLOGICAL DIVERSITY AS VIRTUAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
One technology useful across the geosciences is the use of gigapixel imagery to construct virtual fieldtrips and virtual geologic sample explorations. However, constructing useful lessons from this technology can be daunting. Some of the technology previously available for creating the web pages needed has been deprecated and is no longer supported by many modern web browsers, for example: Microsoft’s Deep Zoom technology contained within their Silverlight platform. Silverlight is no longer supported on most web browsers and is no longer developed or advanced by Microsoft.