The Creation of an E-Tutorial to Support Learning Embryology

McCorry, O. and Rea, P. (2018) The Creation of an E-Tutorial to Support Learning Embryology. 2nd Visualisation in Science Conference 2018, Glasgow, UK, 03 Dec 2018.

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Abstract

Embryology is a complex subject that many students struggle to understand. With the advances of digital technologies, we sought to create a fully interactive e- learning resource to facilitate learning in this complex field. Therefore, the aim of this project was to create a digital resource which was created by a student, for students. We based this e-tutorial on the embryology curriculum from the Level 3 Honours BSc degree at the University of Glasgow. We ensured all aims and objectives were incorporated into the tutorial. By using Articulate 360, we created an e-tutorial which enabled the user to explore weeks 1 – 4 of development. Novel images and cartoons were created by the author and incorporated into the tutorial. This meant that there were no copyright issues from using materials from other sources. Images were designed and created using Paint Tool Sai. A simple interactive format was created with text related to each week of development. This linked to the intended learning outcomes, but ensured a unique presentation of resources to enhance learning. There was a fully interactive quiz at the end of each of the weeks, including hints and tips, with links back to the relevant part of the tutorial. This e-tutorial has now been adopted into the local curriculum and has been requested by several Scottish universities and the north of England to embed into their curricula. This study has shown how a co-creation of educational resources can result in the production of a novel and interactive learning resource.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Rea, Dr Paul
Authors: McCorry, O., and Rea, P.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences
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