eCases is a collaborative initiative with AD Instruments to build online learning opportunities in the Integrated Cases programme of Early Learning in Medicine (Years 2 and 3).
Traditionally, Integrated Cases are delivered over two weeks in two face-to-face tutorials with Independent Learning (IDL) activities competed between tutorials. eCases adopts a blended learning model, and will over time deliver the first tutorial and the IDL of selected Integrated Cases as online modules. The second tutorial will remain as face-to-face time and will draw on material from the online components.
A series of voluntary quizzes; three in chemical pathology topics for 2nd years, and seven in chemical pathology and endocrinology topics for 3rd year students; to practice linking basic endocrinology and chemical pathology teaching to clinical situations.
Virtual worlds are 3 dimensional representations of real environments where people, as avatars, interact with other people for learning, socialising, buying and selling etc.
Communication is mainly by typing text, voice communication is available.
Documents (triage form), images (x-ray), interactions (prescribing), and documentation (admission note) can be built in to the scenario design.
Quandary helps you to make online action mazes, a type of interactive case-study. The users are presented with a situation and a set of options, depending on which option they choose they get another set of options.
Why or When to use this tool
Use Quandary when you want to challenge students to make decisions AND have them react or respond to their decisions.