Anatomy E-Tutorial of the Heart with 3D Digital Models and Real-Time Cardiac Imaging Techniques

Woods, J., McCluskey, D., Hashim, I., Rea, P. and Linn, A. (2015) Anatomy E-Tutorial of the Heart with 3D Digital Models and Real-Time Cardiac Imaging Techniques. Shaping the Future of Technology-Enhanced Learning AMEE eLearning Symposium, Glasgow, Scotland, 5-6 Sep 2015.

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Background: Advances in technology have caused a surge in e-learning resources worldwide. Glasgow University has run an SSC to develop e-Tutorials for anatomy in conjunction with the MBChB curriculum. Summary of work: An interactive tutorial on the anatomy of the heart was created using Articulate Storyline. Nine sub-topics are covered to give a comprehensive tutorial. Interactive 3D models are incorporated as an extra learning tool for users. These were created by taking 70+ photographs of prosections of the heart, then using 123D Catch, Blender and Unity Web Player to merge the images into one cohesive model. Imaging of the heart is covered in detail and real-time GIFs of cardiac imaging were used to aid that part of the tutorial. Each of the nine sub-topics includes a short quiz to test the information given, using a variety of question types. In some cases, clinically relevant information has been included to add another dimension to the user’s learning. Summary of results: These interactive features have been engaged in an easy to use tutorial that allows a user to learn and test their existing knowledge of heart anatomy. The use of interactivity allows for constructivist education and sets e-learning apart from traditional textbook or lecture based learning. Conclusions: This e-tutorial provides a detailed package of information on the anatomy of the heart with some clinical relevance included, creating a resource that is easy to use and not cluttered with irrelevant information. Take home message: This project has created a valuable interactive e-resource that incorporates advanced 3D technology for students to learn and revise the anatomy of the heart.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Linn, Dr Aileen and Rea, Professor Paul
Authors: Woods, J., McCluskey, D., Hashim, I., Rea, P., and Linn, A.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences

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