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MDM2/e Doesn't Match VUM 3.11
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MDM2/e Doesn't Match VUM 3.11 6 years, 8 months ago #13

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My instructor is using the Micro Digital Media 2/e manual and it doesn't match up with my software (VUM 3.11). What do I do?
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Re: MDM2/e Doesn't Match VUM 3.11 6 years, 8 months ago #14

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The original software (now in version 3.11) was developed over 10 years ago with features not found in the new software (VUMIE 2012), and vice versa.

Basic Training Manual (BTM) and Micro Lab Basics (MLB) were written for VUM 3.11.
Micro Digital Media 2/e was written for the new software, VIrtualUnknown Internet Edition (VUMIE 2012).

MDM and VUMIE 2012 left behind some orientation exercises that we felt no longer to be important, since the computer skills of average students have surpassed the need for training students to drag and drop or right click to reveal options. So if you attempt to substitute lab manuals for different products, you will find they don't cover the same stuff in early exercises.

In some ways, it is like trying to apply the content of a 2001 Toyota owner's manual to a 2012 Toyota...technology and features and placement of controls are not the same. But both will still get you from point A to point B.

That said, once you get past the actual appearance and orientation to the virtual lab, you should see little difference in the way 3.11 and VUMIE 2012 function. Creating unknowns, selecting media, aseptic transfers, incubation, addition of reagents, using the matrix to identify an unknown - all of those things are done in the same way in all versions of our software.

The lab manuals are all free and available on this website, so my suggestion is to work with your instructor to determine how to best match your software and lab manuals to the needs for your course.
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Re: MDM2/e Doesn't Match VUM 3.11 6 years, 3 months ago #47

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A simple example to show the situation would be trying to use a 2012 Ford Fusion owner's manual (MDM2/e) to explain the features of a 2001 Ford Fusion (VUM3.11). Same car model, but it has evolved over the years and the new version's manual describes features not found on the older car.
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