WebCT and anatomical pathology tutorials

Ken Masters, Maureen Duffield

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Abstract

A challenge facing the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa, is to compete with universities around the world, while dealing with developing countries' obstacles. In the second year of the medical curriculum, Anatomical Pathology plays a crucial role, and the shortage of trained staff threatened to damage the quality of education. Although Information Technology (IT) could be used to solve the problem, this would need to be performed within the restraints of available resources within a substantially poorer IT environment than is found in developed countries. This paper describes the processes involved in using the online teaching environment, WebCT, to resolve these problems. We detail the assumptions and decisions we made about students, resources, and choices regarding approaches and methods of content delivery. In addition, we describe the student usage patterns, evaluations, refinements, successes and failures. Finally, we end with the new knowledge that has taken us into the next year of implementation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2004
Editors Kinshuk, C.-K. Looi, E. Sutinen, D. Sampson, I. Aedo, L. Uden, E. Kaehkoenen
Pages1039-1043
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2004 - Joensuu, Finland
Duration: Aug 30 2004Sep 1 2004

Other

OtherProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2004
CountryFinland
CityJoensuu
Period8/30/049/1/04

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Masters, K., & Duffield, M. (2004). WebCT and anatomical pathology tutorials. In Kinshuk, C-K. Looi, E. Sutinen, D. Sampson, I. Aedo, L. Uden, & E. Kaehkoenen (Eds.), Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2004 (pp. 1039-1043) https://doi.org/10.1109/ICALT.2004.1357745