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Education in the Digital Age: Technological Trends in Anatomy Education
Education in the Digital Age: Technological Trends in Anatomy Education

Author(s): Türker Sahin, Nadire Çavuş
Subject(s): Education, Methodology and research technology, Health and medicine and law, ICT Information and Communications Technologies
Published by: Uluslararası Kıbrıs Üniversitesi
Keywords: anatomy education; flipped classroom; gamification; infographics; digital technologies;

Summary/Abstract: New developments in medicine and health sciences produced high volume knowledge. However, the more knowledge led to narrowing in duration of anatomy education given to students. For this reason, it may be useful for teachers who teach anatomy to use alternative learning strategies and alternative educational tools, including today’s interactive digital technologies, to enhance the effectiveness of anatomy teaching. This research is a literature review study. In order to reveal the current situation and to make it better understandable, the research is based on the review of the literature. In this study, it is observed that use of interactive digital technologies in anatomy education is insufficient and no so widespread. Therefore, the aim of this study is to reveal the significance of interactive digital technologies that can be used in anatomy education. In accordance with this aim, the study mentioned about some important digital technologies and teaching strategies such as flipped classroom model and gamification in anatomy education. Indeed, the development of digital technologies has not only created an impact on electronics, space science, agriculture and medicine, but also on education. Nowadays, students can learn anatomical tissues through 3-dimensional digital cadavers, they can access them and repeat study whenever and wherever they want. These new learning materials in digital age encourage each student to use their time more effectively in accordance with their own learning pace and skill set. It is expected that this study will contribute to the anatomy teachers on improvement of learning environments and using interactive digital technologies in anatomy education.

  • Issue Year: 25/2019
  • Issue No: 97-1
  • Page Range: 31-46
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: English