The study of human body and its functions is a vast and extensive endeavour in itself, requiring both discourse as well as practical experience to understand the nuances of harmony between the parts and organs. Students and instructors have often rued the absence of accessible technology for targeting conceptual paucities, because for practical sessions, the only option of studying the internal organs in their true setting was on the dissection tables.

In the quest for providing wholesome and quality education, Lrnr has partnered with Zygote Body, formerly known as Google Body, to present a three-dimensional model of the human anatomy for the students to address the lack of parallel examples in the classroom setting on its platform. Armed with the new feature, instructors can now supplement their lectures with 3D representations of the human body with precision, not only externally, but also with cross-sectional views of the organs and individual biological systems at the same place.

Zygote Body, first introduced as Google Body in 2010, provides a three-dimensional simulation of the human anatomy, complete with every tissue-layer, organ and vessel to give a realistic model for the study of the physical systems, true to its natural layout. The intuitive structure of the application helps the viewers navigate between solid to semi-transparent views of the body at ease, thereby displaying the organs in their placements, true to form and nature. The application uses WebGL graphics and thereby can be easily accessed with compliant browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari and Opera without any requirement of additional browser extensions.

Although some functions like cross-sectional views and quizzes require paid access on the Zygote Body website, Lrnr will be providing full access to the Zygote Body’s features with its products, along with the capability to develop assignments based on the application for classroom engagements. Users can zoom in and out of the body-models (both male and female) and can also view individual body systems like the muscular system, skeletal system, lymphatic system etc. along with the function to search and identify individual muscles, bones and organs. Instructors will have the option to develop annotations and notes for the models and also use them for creating simulation-based assignments. The assignments developed around Zygote Body application will be an interactive and significant addition to the available modes of addressing and examining the concepts of human anatomy in the classroom. The interactive exercises will ensure critical thinking with distinct and accurate representations which will affirm conceptual clarity which is difficult to gauge through conventional modes of assessments.

Lrnr, a pioneer in the field of adaptive learning solutions which provides personalised courseware, will be introducing their Beta version of the Lrnr-Zygote courseware in the ‘National Association of Biology Teachers’ Conference 2017 at St. Louis, Missouri, USA. More details to be announced at the conference.

National Association of Biology Teachers: 2017 Professional Development Conference will be held between November 9-12, 2017 at St. Louis Union Station Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri.



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