That author states that the site will contain ?..a collection of tutorials on basic neural functions. Such tutorials should be appropriate for courses in biopsychology, introduction, and even sensation and perception.? The site offers brief tutorials on neuronal structure and function (including an overview of the action potential), as well as information on brain structure and function.
This site provides students with exposure to concepts and then an opportunity to self-test the knowledge gained. It also offers visual representations where appropriate to aid in student learning. It allows the student to see what they are learning, as opposed to simply reading information.
Target Student Population:
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
None, although the site would be most useful to those who have already been exposed to the concepts introduced.
Type of Material:
Animations, brain sections, and quizzes.
An instructor might refer students to the site for further explanation of the topics addressed. The site would be of use to any instructor teaching about neuronal function and the brain.
Evaluation and Observation
The animations and quizzes are excellent.
Links to additional information and review sites would be useful.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
The site would useful to anyone teaching the subjects covered.
Additional information might be needed to clarify much of what is covered.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
Easy to use.
Other Issues and Comments:
This is a site that should be used by anyone teaching about action potentials and the brain. It offers useful materials for both topics.