Preparing for anatomy assessment with adaptive learning resources - It is going “tibia” okay!

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Anatomy subjects are content heavy and generally have a high stakes practical examination that is difficult to prepare for outside of the laboratory. With recent advances in technology, increased class sizes and reductions in teaching time, alternative and novel teaching technologies are emerging. An adaptive online simulated practical examination was developed. This lesson was evaluated using a survey, student interviews and learning analytics. Of the 55 students who completed the survey, 92% indicated that the simulated practical examination enhanced their learning. Ninety two percent of students reported that the lesson met their needs for flexibility and importantly, our study also confirmed that there was a positive relationship between performance in the simulated practical exam and both the actual practical examination and overall subject score. Findings from this study revealed that adaptive learning technologies show significant promise and are an effective, flexible tool for preparing students for practical exams in a challenging subject.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHEAd’19
Subtitle of host publication5th International conference on higher education advances
PublisherUniversitat Politecnica de Val ` encia
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event5th International Conference on Higher Education Advances: HEAd'19 - Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain
Duration: 26 Jun 201928 Jun 2019
Conference number: 5 (conference program) (Conference website)


Conference5th International Conference on Higher Education Advances
OtherThis conference is an excellent forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange ideas, experiences, opinions and research results relating to the preparation of students, teaching/learning methodologies and the organization of educational systems.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following topic areas:

Innovative materials and new tools for teaching
Teaching and learning experiences
Educational technology (e.g., virtual labs, e-learning)
Evaluation and assessment of student learning
Emerging technologies in learning (e.g., MOOC, OER, gamification)
Scientific and research education
Experiences outside the classroom (e.g., practicums, mobility)
New teaching/learning theories and models
Globalization in education and education reforms
Education economics
Entrepreneurship and learning for employment
Education accreditation, quality and assessment
Competency-based learning and skill assessment
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