Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence

Fiona E. Craig

Medicine, Pathology

The Virtual Pathology Instructor (V-PIN)

With increases in class size and with more sophisticated techniques of specimen assessment, the teaching of pathology in medical education has become more detached, complex and less pedagogically sound. Integrating advances in computer-based pathology and important aspects of adult learning theory, Professors Fiona Craig and Christine Roth have developed an interactive e-learning tool (V-PIN) that brings back a richer, more engaging and more effective learning experience for pathology students. V-PIN presents students with simulated patient cases and provides instruction that guides them through diagnostic techniques. Each case evaluates key learning concepts. V-PIN is unique in that it is able to provide individualized reinforcement of learning concepts based on student performance.

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Depending on the student’s performance, V-PIN provides additional learning materials via unique branching structure.
Depending on the student’s performance, V-PIN provides additional learning materials via unique branching structure. Click image to enlarge.