The Transformative Role of VIVED Anatomy in Modern Education: A Review by Darren Hoffmann

The Transformative Role of VIVED Anatomy in Modern Education: Customer Experience by Darren Hoffmann

VIVED Anatomy model of the respiratory system

In the dynamic world of anatomy education, the integration of technology has paved the way for innovative teaching methods. One such groundbreaking tool is VIVED Anatomy, a 3D anatomy teaching platform. Since 2008, Darren Hoffmann, a distinguished lecturer and Vice Chair of Educational Programs at the University of Iowa, has been harnessing the power of VIVED Anatomy to revolutionize his anatomy lectures. In this blog, we delve into Hoffmann’s customer experience of the platform, exploring its myriad benefits and its transformative impact on both educators and students.

VIVED Anatomy at the University of Iowa

VIVED Anatomy has become an essential component of our Anatomy programs at the University of Iowa. I use VIVED Anatomy regularly in lectures to illustrate relationships that are particularly difficult for students to understand from flat textbook images. Often I can cut the ‘explanation time’ in half by rotating a 3D model of a region instead of verbally explaining it from 3 different static views. It’s also an instant attention-getter in the lecture hall – 100% of the students are focused on understanding what they are seeing on the screen.

VIVED Anatomy has also had a major impact on the laboratory dissection component of our courses. We developed a series of dissection overview videos using the simulation that students are required to view before coming to lab. We’ve found that supplementing lab preparation with VIVED Anatomy significantly reduces the amount of time required to complete dissections and leads to students being more engaged with finding anatomical relationships during their lab work.”

Customized Learning Content

“One of the most important features of VIVED Anatomy for me as Anatomy faculty is the ability to customize my own presentations by selectively adding/removing content to focus students’ attention on only the most important aspects of a given region. I’ve yet to find another product that allows me that same degree of control over the presentation.

VIVED Anatomy has also been an invaluable resource for our public education and outreach initiatives. I can pack up my laptop and deliver an immersive, engaging experience for learners of all ages without the limitations of our on campus learning spaces. VIVED Anatomy works as well in a lecture hall as it does in an elementary school cafeteria or a retirement community common room.

In Summary: The Transformative Role of VIVED Anatomy in Modern Education, Customer Experience

The customer experience provided by Darren Hoffmann underscore the transformative potential of VIVED Anatomy in the realm of anatomy education. By bridging the gap between traditional teaching methods and modern technological advancements, VIVED Anatomy offers an immersive and interactive learning experience. Whether it’s in a university lecture hall or an elementary school setting, the platform’s adaptability and customization features stand out, making it an invaluable asset for educators worldwide. As the world of education continues to evolve, tools like VIVED Anatomy will undoubtedly play a pivotal role in shaping the future of anatomy teaching and learning.

 At VIVED Learning, we empower students and teachers with innovative, interactive STEM resources. Our platform contains over 1000+ fully dissectible 3D models, across STEM subjects such as Anatomy, Chemistry, Engineering, Biology and more.

Book a call with our expert team today to hear how VIVED can boost your students engagement and learning outcomes!

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