Essential E-Learning and M-Learning Methods for Teaching Anatomy

  • Robert B. TreleaseEmail author


Computer assisted e-learning has become a vital, integral part of teaching anatomy, virtually independent of type of curriculum. The rapid student adoption of personal mobile computing technology has promoted the development of online instructional resources that support more ubiquitous—learn anywhere—methods. This chapter covers practical e-learning in the context of different types of health sciences curricula and the basic methods and tools that anatomists can use to produce resources to suit various curricular models. Specific attention is given to fundamental word and image processing, presentation media, portable document and media formats, ebooks, video, Web design, virtual anatomy and other simulation methods, quizzes and self-assessment, and integrated self-learning modules. Learning management systems are presented as institutional media channels for e-learning distribution and communications, while emphasizing the importance of dedicated Web services for hosting and organizing crucial anatomy learning resources and activities. Finally, the effects of student diversity are considered in the context of e-learning effectiveness and educational research, along with perspectives for continuing e-learning research and development in an environment increasingly stressing revolutionary changes through online technologies.


Joint Photographic Expert Group Portable Document Format Anatomy Laboratory Audience Response System Really Simple Syndication 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pathology and Laboratory MedicineDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLALos AngelesUSA

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