Case based examination ľ Case-Ex
The Case-Ex project was inspired by the fact that during the last few decades there has been a significant shift in teaching methods in higher education, from focusing upon facts towards a focus on problem solving, deeper understanding of principles and critical thinking [Laurillard 2002, Marton & Booth 1997]
. Corresponding examination methods have not been developed, which could send contradictory signals to students and might be devastating for learning outcomes [Roos 2005]
. This unfortunate situation is often due to the fact that production and use of adequate and equivalent examination methods is much more time consuming than the use of traditional methods, and thus more expensive. Case-Ex began inquiry into these problems, and aimed to develop new assessment methods more in line with modern pedagogical principles. Read More >>
The current Case-Ex project is an ambitious project with multiple tracks of inquiry. Though it has been running for only nine months, the project has made clear progress and we have already gathered concrete results. Read More >>
- Case-Ex: Examining the Applicability of Web-based Simulated Patients for Assessment in Medical Education (Submitted to E-learn 2006)
- Determining the Best Methods: Validation of Content and Scoring for a Web-based Assessment Tool in Medical Education (Submitted to E-learn 2006)
- Botezatu M, Matiz H, Zary N & Fors U: Innovative strategy to build and validate a large repository of virtual patients from real life clinical cases. AMEE conference, Genoa, Italy, September 14-18, 2006 (Accepted).
- Botezatu M, Matiz H, Ospina R, Zary N, Fors U: Web based virtual patient cases as a teaching and assessment tool in cardiology - a pilot study. World Congress of Cardiology, Barcelona, Spain 2006 (Submitted).
- Zary, N. Gesundheit, P. Dev, P. Youngblood, P. Brutlag and U. Fors: Case-Based exams using a Web-based patient case simulation system (Web-SP). AMEE conference, Genoa, Italy, September 14-18, 2006 (Accepted).
Three full papers are in preparation.