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Based on the collaboration fostered between Higher Education institutions and Smart Sparrow, the BEST Network was honoured to receive the BHERT 2017 award for Outstanding Collaboration in Higher Education and Training. The Business Higher Education Round Table focuses on relationships between business, industry and the tertiary education sector. It was established on the premise that Australian business and industry benefit from the skills and knowledge held within our tertiary education sector, while our education system...
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January 30, 2018
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The effectiveness of collaborative annotation of whole slide images by medical and medical science students was recently evaluated in cohorts of junior and senior students by Michael Sahota (UNSW Australia) as part of his honours research project supervised by Professor Gary Velan, Dr Betty Leung and Dr Stephanie Dowdell. The study focused on students understanding of abnormal microscopic features of human tissues and critically compared the impact on learning of individual and collaborative annotations using...
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December 15, 2016
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The BEST Network was recently honoured to be recognised at the inaugural Australian Financial Review Higher Education Awards. BEST was highly commended in the learning experience category. We’d like to congratulate the University of Southern Queensland who won the award for their great work in improving the higher education learning experience for incarcerated students. It was a great opportunity for the network to look back at all we’ve achieved since launching over two years ago....
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November 13, 2015
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In order to help you spread the word about the great work you are doing using BEST Network resources in your teaching, the BEST Network Management Committee would like to invite you to apply for one of the BEST Network Conference Travel Grants. The BEST Network Travel Grants are available for international or national conferences where the applicant has been invited to present or has submitted an abstract for presentation on work related to the...
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August 31, 2015
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Since the launch of the Slice image bank in October 2013, we’ve collected feedback from academics and students to design new features that make interacting with images easier and more conducive to running different class styles, many of which we’ve featured here on the blog. In 2015, sponsored by a UNSW Learning and Teaching Innovation Grant, the BEST Network team are developing new functionality to enable group annotation on Slice. Back in Semester 1 2014,...
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July 06, 2015
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One of the biggest contributions to the Slice image bank to date is a collection of macroscopic images from the Museum of Human Disease at UNSW Australia. The collaboration between the BEST Network, the School of Medical Sciences and the Museum of Human Disease to get the museum’s historic specimen collection photographed was the focus of a recent article in UNSW’s Prognosis Magazine. Photograph courtesy of UNSW Prognosis Magazine In the early 1980s, staff in...
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March 11, 2015
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The BEST Network was recently profiled in the January edition of Plexus, the newsletter of the International Federation of Associations of Anatomists. The newsletter focused on the creation and use of BEST Network tutorials and images by anatomists.
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January 25, 2015