I had the pleasure to present a poster paper at Lilly Conference, which was held from 31 May to 3 June 2018 in Bethesda, Maryland, US. The theme of the conference was evidence-based teaching and learning; while the topic of my poster was about the initiative to utilize virtual reality (VR) for 1) the training on the skills of cryo-sectioning (cryostat) and 2) visualizing the concepts of immunohistochemistry (IHC).
The production of the innovative VR e-learning courseware is kindly funded by the Information Technology Service Centre of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). In the meantime, some pedagogical studies related to i) the innovative e-learning activities and ii) the flipped classroom for Biochemistry laboratory courses are currently underway in the Biochemistry Programme of the School of Life Sciences in CUHK. The VR initiative is a part of the innovative e-learning activities, where some follow-up studies will be conducted to analyze the teaching and learning effectiveness of the use of VR on Biochemistry education. Certainly, we will be presenting the findings in due course.