WebCT supported preparation for cytology practical classes in veterinary science

Imke Tammen, Paul Sheehy

Abstract


We have implemented on-line learning activities for cytology based on the understanding that flexible and adaptable learning situations which engage students to participate in and contribute to a learning community are the primary goal of education (Collis and Moonen 2001; Palloff and Pratt 1999). A flexible and interactive approach to learning in cytology aims to address specifically students’ preparation for practical classes and their development of graduate attributes. Furthermore, the development of a learning community in the first three weeks of the degree assists in the first year transition from secondary to tertiary education.

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