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From cadaver to computer: Incorporating computers into the topographical anatomy laboratory

Issroff, Kim and Osmond, Mark and O'Higgins, Paul (1997) From cadaver to computer: Incorporating computers into the topographical anatomy laboratory. Association for Learning Technology Journal, 5 (1). pp. 55-59. ISSN 0968-7769

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    Traditionally, students have studied human anatomy through dissection and prosection. This requires considerable input from demonstrators, with students working mainly in large groups. Increasing student numbers, decreasing funds for staff, and a need to encourage students to develop independent learning skills that will be of value throughout their professional lives, have meant that the nature of their learning in the Topographical Anatomy Laboratory has had to change. The situation in which groups of students are guided by demonstrators has moved towards a more self‐directed learning environment. Several innovations have been introduced at University College London, including a multimedia laboratory which is the focus of this paper. The results of the evaluation and the lessons learned from the early stages of setting up a self‐directed learning environment are presented.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
    L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC1022 - 1022.25 Computer-assisted Education
    Divisions: ALT-J Journal
    Depositing User: Justin Smith
    Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2009 10:51
    Last Modified: 04 Apr 2011 10:22

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