3 August 2011: New paradigms for assessment within image intensive disciplines: examples from Histology

Presenter: Professor Geoff Meyer (University of Western Australia)

This presentation will compare traditional assessments in Histology (the microscopic study of cells, tissues and organs) with the more innovative assessment that can now be coupled with online learning strategies and up-to-date learning platforms.

Histology is a course delivered to Medical, Dental, and various other cohorts of Health and Biological Science students in universities/colleges worldwide. It is an image-intensive discipline where most learning is completed examining images of histological sections of body cells, tissues and organs in addition to using a microscope to examine these histological sections. Increasing numbers of enrolments in histology courses and limited access to collections of histological sections and microscopes, has necessitated many learning objectives to be met by presenting online with concomitant creation of new methods of assessing students.

Hosted by Professor Geoffrey Crisp, RMIT University, Australia starting at 16.00 (Time zone = GMT+9.30)

Links for Geoff Meyer:
Profile page at UWA http://www.uwa.edu.au/people/geoff.meyer
Meyer's Histology - Online Learning and Teaching Resources http://meyershistology.moodle.com.au/

The archive is 40 minutes duration (including post session discussion).

You Tube version (Flash video)

A screen cast of the session.

Start playing via You Tube (note: this is a single file): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYQ6kPbqJk8 (You can choose to view in standard definition or high definition or in full screen mode).

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