Veterinary anatomical series for ipad: an evolutionary learning concept

Perkins, Jamie, and Noble, Prisca (2014) Veterinary anatomical series for ipad: an evolutionary learning concept. Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia, 43 (Supplement 1). 112. p. 69.

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Introduction: A recent study supports the role of eBook technology in modern anatomy curriculum as a useful adjunct to traditional methods (Stirling A et al., 2014: Anat Sci Educ 7, 19–27). In that context, the project focus is the construction of an anatomical eBook series that supplements other delivery methods such as lectures and dissections. The objective is to accommodate diverse learning styles enabling students to have a better comprehension of anatomy for clinical practice.

Methods: Using dissections of bovine, equine and canine specimens, photos and movies of myology and osteology were designed with iMovie and PhotoshopCS6. An Apple iPad eBook was then developed using custom programming.

Results: Users are able to navigate content through an interactive 'table of contents'. Search capabilities are accessed through an alphabetical 'index'. Each anatomical structure includes a detailed page with the precise location within the body, as well as subsequent views to aid the user to better understand the 3d visualization. Videos of dissections are also included. Tap gestures will expose a toolbar which is used to navigate to a flash card deck. Finally the program is able to support user additions, including custom notes. This is accomplished with a finger swipe, across included text. This results in a pop-up menu that gives users the option to add highlights, notes or copy and paste information within their addition.

Conclusions: This program coupled with the iPad's dynamic and interactive feature sets allows students to utilize the provided content quickly and efficiently. The evolutionary platform features allow users to add updates and customizations to their edition as desired. Due to the nature of the ever changing Veterinary Medical field, this design, along with the ability to access downloadable updates, offers an advantageous approach to anatomical learning. Additional information:

Item ID: 49741
Item Type: Article (Abstract)
ISSN: 1439-0264
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Presented at EAVA 2014: Congress of European Association of Veterinary Anatomists, 23-26 July 2014, Cluj, Romania.

Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2017 00:33
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