I believe that effective digital communication can and should be used in all walks of learning, particularly as these skills are now expected of most professionals, regardless of their field.
Adobe has recently produced an interesting white paper relating to this topic. It examines how medical education has been profoundly changed by the use of digital technologies in instruction. For example, with today’s imaging technologies, it’s possible to accurately illustrate highly complex physical systems using photographs, video and data models.
Things like 3D visual tools and resources like VH Dissector also mean students can explore and examine human physical systems in a way that was only ever possible before with cadavers in the lab. The potential for this technology to assist and support traditional learning is limitless!
It’s a really interesting and thought-provoking read if you have a bit of time to spare: http://www.adobe.com/uk/special/wp_medicaled/