[eBook]The Anatomy Educator's Guide to Online Learning
by Robert Tallitsch, PhD | September 2, 2019
We all want the best for our students. We spend countless hours reviewing our anatomy curriculum to ensure our students are comprehending course material in an effective manner and learning how to utilize that information in the work place. Unfortunately, many of us are still struggling to improve classroom engagement and student comprehension of 3D-anatomical concepts.
I found out early on in my 40+ year career as an anatomy professor that overcoming these challenges takes a significant amount of time and effort. Luckily, today's technology-based academic world is opening up a number of new directions for your anatomy classrooms and labs. For many of us though, integrating new technology into the anatomy classroom can seem a bit too overwhelming.
To eliminate some of those feelings you may experience, I’ve created an eBook titled – Breathing Life Back into Your Anatomy Classroom.
In this eBook, we discuss:
- Why the traditional anatomy curriculum is no longer effectively preparing our students for the workplace
- Which anatomical resources are boosting classroom engagement and student comprehension of 3D anatomical concepts
- How to efficiently integrate new anatomical resources into your anatomy curriculum
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For almost 20 years, I struggled with these exact issues. I realized I wasn’t teaching my students how to retain and utilize the information we were covering in class and let me tell you….that was an awful feeling.
Approximately 10 years ago, I took the plunge and completely flipped my Human Anatomy and Neuroanatomy courses. 3D anatomy software became front and center of my classroom while traditional lectures, for the most part, disappeared. After taking the plunge into virtual anatomy, my students were more engaged in group discussions and activities, comprehending 3D-anatomical relationships in a more effective manner, improving their complex anatomical problem-solving skills, and retaining course material for longer periods of time. As educational technology advances and the methods students are learning from the most shift, the positive impact made in your anatomy classroom and in your students' education will continue to grow year after year.