The BEST Network offers members a suite of tools that make learning in the biomedical sciences easy and engaging along with support packages to make sure you and your students have a successful learning experience.
Our Network Services Team includes specialist trainers, instructional designers, graphic designers, customer support staff, front-end developers, and data scientists. The Services Team provides the following to our members:
Virtual Microscope solution
BEST hosts thousands of virtual microscope images from institutional teaching collections through the Slice image bank. Utilise the existing collection or contribute your own images to provide students with on demand access to their histology and histopathology class resources. The sophisticated annotation tool allows regions of interest to be marked for students or encourage them to take notes directly on images while you lecture.
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BEST Courseware
The Courseware catalogue is a collection of hundreds of Smart Sparrow online tutorials that have been created by academics. Browse lessons that can be used in classes as is or by adapting them for the needs of your students.
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Smart Sparrow
BEST Network Courseware is powered by Smart Sparrow. To utilise Courseware, or create your own, we recommend Smart Sparrow membership. This enables deployment to student cohorts, provides access to interactive and engaging question styles, integration with our Slice image bank for image-based questions, detailed learning analytics and integration with your Learning Management System.
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Training Programs
The BEST Network Service Team is dedicated to providing you with the appropriate training program that you need for successful BEST implementation and rollout. Training programs include:
  • Introduction to BEST
  • Teaching with Slice
  • Adapting BEST Courseware to your own needs
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Instructional Services
With a dedicated team that includes: instructional designers, pedagogical experts, support staff, graphic designers, software developers and data scientists, we deliver a customised solution tailored to your needs. We are dedicated to delivering the best learning experience to your students, while empowering educators.
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Whether you need general assistance with using the BEST Network, or have a more complicated issue with how to integrate with your institution’s system, the BEST Network Service Team will provide you with the support that you need.
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If you are looking for a service that is not listed here, we would love to hear from you so please contact us and provide us with more detail.