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‘Goldilocks anatomy’ – data-conserving anatomy video tutorials during emergency remote teaching

Q Wessels, A Du Plessis, K Van Niekerk

Abstract


Namibia’s State of Emergency was announced on 27 March 2020. Institutional attempts to introduce blended learning and formal online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic prior to the students leaving campus came too late. We subsequently did not have the luxury of time to plan and prepare formal online material. Emergency remote teaching (ERT) was started whilst our students were on recess with many stuck at home in rural off-grid settings. They were subsequently faced with erratic internet connectivity and limited data.  This limitation necessitated a small file size alternative that addressed the educational needs of our students whilst permitting constructive alignment with the intended learning objectives. Furthermore, it was also found that students prefer communication through WhatsApp. Here the authors report on a novel and content-specific approach to ERT through to-the-point anatomy video tutorials that are data friendly – i.e., Goldilocks Anatomy.


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Q Wessels, Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia

A Du Plessis, Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia

K Van Niekerk, Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia

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African Journal of Health Professions Education 2021;13(3):182-183. DOI:10.7196/AJHPE.2021.v13i3.1469

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Date submitted: 2021-10-07
Date published: 2021-10-07

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