E-learning in Anatomy is an improved scalability of educational development in this digital era which breaks down geographical and temporal barriers presenting opportunities for learners through availability of authentic information, subject content, skill development procedures. The present study involved a total of 195 MBBS students of 2014-2015 and 2015 -2016 batches who answered a close and open questionnaire comprising of 12 questions related to utilization of e-learning tools while learning Anatomy in a collaborative manner. Results revealed that 100% 1st year MBBS students were aware of the availability of e-learning Anatomy tools. 89.8% of 2014-2015 and 92.8% students of 2015-2016 batches utilized these learning tools in addition to traditional class room teaching in Anatomy thus adopting a blended approach for effective learning of Anatomy. 75.5% and 70.1% students of the ‘14-‘15 and ‘15-‘16 batches respectively applied group learning strategies and 73.6% and 70.1% students could utilize e-learning of Anatomy in a collaborative manner. E-learning engines utilized by these students were identified and archived establishing Anatomy department’s e-learning bank. Thus it has been observed in this study that e-learning in Anatomy allows blended collaborative discovery learning for better alignment of the subject through use of technology, information, communication and networking.
Soumya Chakraborty,Suranjali Sharma, Sudipa Biswas (2020); Perceptions of 1st year MBBS students regarding utilization of e-learning tools for collaborative learning in Anatomy; International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications (IJSRP)
10(07) (ISSN: 2250-3153), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29322/IJSRP.10.07.2020.p10341