This site contains links to information about genetic and rare conditions. The home page has an extensive, alphabetical list of genetic and rare conditions. Each linked site has information about and some links to national and international organizations, genetic counselors, children and teen sites, and advocacy. The site is designed for professionals, educators and individuals. The site consists of over 550 internal pages and over 2000 external links. The vast majority of the external links were functioning. The site is maintained by a Genetic Counselor with support from an advisory panel of geneticists and librarians, as well as technical support from University of Kansas Pulse development unit. (http://www.kumc.edu/gec/about.html)
Type of Material:
This site is a collection of resources to various clinical, professional, and educational materials about genetic conditions and rare diseases.
Technical requirements were simply a Web-browser.
Identify Major Learning Goals:
This site is designed as a collection of resources for information on genetic diseases and rare conditions.
Target Student Population:
This site could be used by the consumer, some links are appropriate for middle school, and certainly secondary, undergraduate, and graduate students.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
A basic understanding of biology and simple genetic priniciples might be helpful, but not required.
There are extensive number of links to reputable sites. The entire site is maintained by geneticists.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
This information could very easily be incorporated into teaching plans, with the large amount of resources, there is a great deal of flexibility within this module.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
Features of excellence include clean pages, easy to load.
Navigation in this site could be improved with a site map, and perhaps a short narrative summary of the purpose of the site.
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