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Webinar: New paradigms for assessment within image intensive disciplines: examples from Histology

August 2nd, 2011 at 09:08

TRANSFORM ASSESSMENTIf you’re interested in Assessment you may be glad to hear about this free webinar on Wednesday, 3 August 2011 “New paradigms for assessment within image intensive disciplines: examples from Histology”, with presenter: Professor Geoff Meyer (University of Western Australia). It’s part of a series on Rethinking assessment in a participatory digital world – Assessment 2.0.
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.

Professor Geoff Meyer is an Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Teaching Fellow 2009 and developer of the well known Meyer’s Histology online resources.

Audience members are encouraged to participate and contribute.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011 at  07.30 am UK time

If this is too early, a recording of the session will be published after the event.

Online via your web browser (in your home or office) using the Wimba virtual classroom.
To join the webinar go to:
(Note: please run the set-up wizard – it is highly advisable to test prior to the start time – no password is required for audience members).
FAQ/Technical Help at http://www.transformingassessment.com/events_help.php

The organisers request: so that we can gauge expected numbers please RSVP via email to:
‘rsvp at transformingassessment.com’ using the subject line: “RSVP webinar 3 august 2011″
(Note: you will receive an automated response containing further information)

These webinars are part of a series of free events being held in 2011.
Invited expert speakers have agreed to deliver on a range of e-assessment topics throughout the series covering examples from around the world showcasing e-assessment and the use of technologies in education such as social networking systems, virtual worlds (second life, open sim etc), serious games, sims, blogs, wikis, e-portfolios, LMS (Moodle, Blackboard etc), voting (phone/clickers), virtual labs, remote labs and augmented reality. Further information on this and future events, recordings of past events, further project information and participation/technical help on using the Wimba system can be found on the Transforming Assessment website at http://www.transformingassessment.com

These free webinars are supported by The University of Adelaide, The University of Queensland and RMIT University.

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