Case Studies

Virtual Microscopy

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A/Prof. Gary Velan A/Prof. Gary Velan

The analysis of students’ interactions has allowed us to identify common misconceptions and to refine our feedback. We are able to teach more students more cost effectively. We have improved the quality of student learning. We have saved time for more research.

The Virtual Microscopy Adaptive Tutorials (VMATs) teach histology and histopathology to over 1,200 students each year. The VMATs present high resolution digital images (+5GB in size) within the Adaptive eLearning Platform. In as little as 15 minutes, a teacher can define regions of health and disease, create questions around these and provide dynamic feedback including, text, images, video and links to further resources.

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