Monday, Cyber Science traveled a short distance from Coralville, Iowa to the Kirkwood Iowa City Campus to install Cyber Anatomy 3D onto a MimioBoard and laptops for Kirkwood’s Anatomy & Physiology Lecture and Lab courses.
“We wanted to add a cadaver-like component to our science curriculum because we believe it will be a very powerful teaching tool,” said David Hall, Professor of Anatomy & Physiology at Kirkwood’s Iowa City campus. “We knew we were never going to be able to get a real cadaver, but Cyber Anatomy 3D allows us to replicate that experience. It’s very important to students going into health-based careers to learn aspects of the human body and to manipulate the anatomy.”
Kirkwood is not the only school that has difficulty obtaining cadavers for educational purposes. To learn more about cadaver obstacles, read the post: Cadaver use hindered by religious factors and other obstacles. The easy access to anatomy materials through Cyber Anatomy 3D software is not the only advantage recognized by this program.
“We really like Cyber Anatomy 3D and our goal is to have students take it with them,” Hall said. “When working with a cadaver, students would have to go to a lab but with Cyber Anatomy, they can access the software while at school or from home and in the future from their mobile devices.”
Wednesday, Cyber Science returned to the Kirkwood campus for a training session with the instructors. This meeting was valuable not only to the instructors, who were able to resolve questions they had about the program, but it was also beneficial to the Cyber Science team who received valuable feedback from Anatomy & Physiology instructors at Kirkwood Iowa City.
Based on feedback received from the event, Cyber Science will soon be introducing a new video tutorial series on how to use Cyber Science 3D and Cyber Anatomy 3D . These tutorials will be posted to the blog as they are completed and also to the Cyber Science 3D YouTube account.