Chris Paton


3D Anatomical Models, Flash Animation and Online Communities

Chris Paton
University of Otago, New Zealand
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Learning objects can be created with a variety of tools and techniques. New Media Medicine develops learning objects using 3D models of human anatomy and Adobe Flash. The final interactive animations are published in Flash format so that they can be embedded in web pages and streamed over the internet.

The learning objects can be used in Learning Management Systems such as Moodle or Blackboard, but can also be delivered through online portals such as New Media Medicine. The 40,000 students who use the online community can then discuss the learning objects they have taken with other users in the discussion forum and on their weblogs. This social constructivist technique reinforces the learning they have received by sharing their learning experiences with fellow students.

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