OpenLabyrinth virtual patient cases are very powerful and allow the case authors to be very creative in terms of case complexity, variety, types of feedback and learner analysis.
But the cases always have the same look and feel… which gets a bit boring after a while.
We are pleased to announce that we are testing some very interesting new layout features that will allow authors to design cases and pages that look very different, and accept a whole new way of interacting with them.
The skin and display editors are still in late alpha/early beta mode. We’ll provide links to some example cases when they are ready.
In the meantime, if you are itching to explore this, give us a buzz.
The OpenLabyrinth team has been working for some time with the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) SharcFM group on creating virtual patient cases for a shared curriculum in family medicine across Canada.
SharcFM is a coordinated effort, involving all 17 medical schools in Canada, creating shared content and curricular materials for clinical clerks, that can be repurposed and easily adapted to the needs of any group.
For those who are interested in such shared materials, you can find some details here:
On December 7th, the University of Calgary Dept of Family Medicine secured some funding and is pleased to lead a collaborative initiative in further developing virtual patient cases for all of the core topics in SharcFM.
If you are interested in collaborating, please contact us: info AT openlabyrinth DOT ca