From the Information Sciences Alumni Newsletter March 2005 we learn of a project to share e-Learning with our wider Pacific community.
WHO Project Allows Staff to Teach in Pacific Island Countries
Health professionals in various Pacific Island countries, particularly those working in rural and remote areas, have less opportunity than their peers in developed and even some developing countries to keep abreast with both technical and technological advancements in medicine and healthcare. For their continuing education and professional development, distance education using a variety of media is an option that has been supported by World Health Organisation (WHO) in collaboration with the governments of Japan and the Pacific Island countries and some education providers including the University of Otago.
There is a need to introduce new techniques in anatomy teaching that integrate basic and clinical knowledge content, but don’t overload students with details or use lots of time to complete.
Our online tool – RCA eCases – asks students to self-learn some clinical anatomy, challenging them to integrate this learning with the content knowledge from that day’s lecture and labs. This combination allows a tension free working environment, provides feedback and links to external resources. It is much more than another online tutorial or MCQ test page.
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.
Macrons are used to indicate the correct pronunciation of vowels in te reo Māori. Macrons are the line above the vowels indicating they should be lengthened when spoken.