James White

加入於:2020 9 月 05 最近活躍:2024 1 月 02 iNaturalist 每月捐款者 since 2020年11月

I am a Professor at Rutgers University in New Jersey, USA and have been teaching mycology courses for over 34 years. We have transformed the mycology courses here to a much more self-learning format with more time in natural areas looking at and identifying fungi. It is an interesting transformation of mycology courses. iNaturalist is a useful learning tool for mushrooms because students need to evaluate the correctness of iNaturalist suggestions for identifications. The mycologists in the iNaturalist community also help significantly with identifications. I am also able to follow students to give them some tips in identification. Essentially, I can give each student personalized assistance as they learn about fungi. It is more work than the 'in group classes' approach, but may be better for the student. I would have loved to have this personal attention when I was taking mycology courses years ago.