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Anat Sci Educ. 2011 Jan-Feb;4(1):39-43. doi: 10.1002/ase.195. Epub 2011 Jan 3.

A "Second Life" for gross anatomy: applications for multiuser virtual environments in teaching the anatomical sciences.

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Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, College of Medicine, University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center, 800 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40536, USA. arich3@uky.edu

Abstract

This article describes the emerging role of educational multiuser virtual environments, specifically Second Life™, in anatomical sciences education. Virtual worlds promote inquiry-based learning and conceptual understanding, potentially making them applicable for teaching and learning gross anatomy. A short introduction to Second Life as an anatomical educational tool is provided, along with description of existing anatomy applications and future directions for this innovative teaching modality.

PMID:
21265036
DOI:
10.1002/ase.195
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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