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Map of the Human Heart

 

Ratings

Overall Rating:

4.3 stars
Content Quality: 4 stars
Effectiveness: 4 stars
Ease of Use: 5 stars
Reviewed: Apr 11, 2003 by Health Sciences
Overview: The site is a companion Web site for the NOVA program, "Cut to the Heart,"
originally broadcast on April 8, 1997. Within the site are four major topics: a
short description of pioneers of heart surgery, an overview of the treatment
for ? a sick heart?, Photos of diseased hearts and an animation of how a heart
works.
Learning Goals: To give the user a good overview of the functions of the heart . The animation
is a good example of a learning object.
Target Student Population: The material is well suited to high school students as well as undergraduates.

Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills: Reading in English.

Type of Material: The materials are text as well as web links and animations.
Recommended Uses: To give the user a good overview of the functions of the heart . The animation
is a good example of a learning object.
Technical Requirements: NONE

Evaluation and Observation

Content Quality

Rating: 4 stars
Strengths: The content is correct and current.
Concerns:

Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool

Rating: 4 stars
Strengths: The animation of the Heart is excellent. Provides a good visualization of how
blood travels through the heart.
Concerns: Inclusion of more animations and heart sounds would be nice. Learning Outcomes
would also be helpful.

Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty

Rating: 5 stars
Strengths: Very easy to use
Concerns:

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