The Harvey Project is a worldwide collaborative focused on creating free interactive and dynamic Web-based course materials and tools for physiology teachers and learners. The Harvey Project's Website currently includes about 40 rich content objects and several tools. One of these tools is a searchable database of physiology learning resources on the Web, similar to MERLOT. There are some comments by users posted that can provide additional information about the links.
The goal of the Harvey Project is effective teaching, not technology or "distance learning." This site provides a collection of material that can be used in biology, anatomy, physiology, or pathophysiology courses.
Target Student Population:
This material can be used for secondary, undergraduate, or graduate students.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
The user would need a basic understanding of biology, but many of the modules are quite basic material.
Type of Material:
This is a collection of physiology sites that can be used to supplement the teaching and learning process.
Each module may have different requirements. Most are in HTML, which requires nothing more than a web browser, many incorporate Java and Flash. There are other modules that contain Shockwave or Quicktime pieces.
Evaluation and Observation
The collection provides a wealth of information that can be used in many situations. The material appears to be very flexible and quite relevant.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
This site includes many excellent teaching tools that are very well designed.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
This site is very easy to navigate, instructions are very clear, the design is engaging and attractive.