Taking learning online is not easy, but you don’t need to compromise on quality, integrity, or effectiveness. Learn how Primal Pictures 3D Anatomy resources from TDS Health can help.
In a recent white paper published by TDS Health partner Primal Pictures they discuss the How COVID-19 is Changing the Landscape of Anatomy Education and what you need to know about what has changed in how anatomy teaching is delivered to students during the COVID-19 crisis.
So how have staff delivered anatomy teaching during the crisis without access to physical cadaver lab and in-person contact with students?
Technology has taken much of the strain according to a recent SWOT analysis of adaptions to anatomical education published by the American Association of Anatomists. Institutions have used webpages, emails, texts, and social media to inform students of the ever-changing situation. At the same time, teaching has mostly been delivered remotely through virtual learning environments (VLEs) and cloud-based communication and collaboration platforms.
Implementing these changes has been a struggle, even for those institutions that had an established online element to their anatomy teaching in place before the crisis. Obstacles have included time – or not enough of it – lack of cadaveric exposure, and issues designing and conducting robust, but fair, online assessments.
Academics have invested many hours in replacing in-person lectures and practical classes with remote, digital options. But this is a time-cost that needs to be weighed against the educational benefit to students. So, rather than create their own resources from scratch, many have used trustworthy online anatomy resources already available such as Primal Pictures virtual 3D anatomy models.
No doubt, the pandemic has caused major upheaval, but now, educational institutions are looking at what happens next. Anatomy has long felt the squeeze of dwindling resources across budgets, staffing and time in the health sciences curriculum, coupled to an increase in student numbers.
To address these pressing issues, academics would like to retain many of the new online techniques and approaches they’ve developed to create a more blended style of delivering learning in-person and remotely.
Available from TDS Health, Primal Pictures has a wealth of accurate and detailed digital anatomy images, animations, videos, quizzes, and assessment tools ready to use with students. Built on their trusted 3D model, these resources can be customized and are easy to embed in your learning materials and share across your LMS and other communication and collaboration platforms.