Silver lining for LIME TEL team
The Leeds Institute of Medical Education Technology Enhance Learning (LIME TEL) team is celebrating success.
It has received a Silver Award for the project ‘Virtual Histopathology’ at the Learning Technologies Awards held at the London Park Plaza Hotel in November.
The team was presented with the accolade in the category of ‘Best use of simulations or virtual environments for learning’.
The Learning Technology Award for the medical school TEL team validates our claim to be world leading in this area.
The TEL team’s virtual reality (VR) resource utilises 360 video with interactive hotspots and a dedicated audio track to allow users to virtually visit and learn about the working of the histopathology laboratories at St James’s University Hospital, using a VR headset or a tablet device.
The judges’ overall verdict summary stated that it was “[a] cost-effective, relevant and well-designed solution involving the co-ordination and motivation of a big cast of players”.
Professor Trudie Roberts, Professor of Medical Education in LIME, said: “The Learning Technology Award for the medical school TEL team validates our claim to be world leading in this area.”
The Learning Technologies Group is Europe’s leading showcase of organisational learning and the technology used to support learning at work. The 2019 awards attracted more than 350 entries from all industry sectors, with 165 entries shortlisted for the finals.
The simulations category attracted nearly 30 entries, making it the second most popular category at the awards.