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MERLOT II


    

Peer Review


eSims

by Scott Barker
 

Ratings

Overall Rating:

3.67 stars
Content Quality: 3 stars
Effectiveness: 4 stars
Ease of Use: 5 stars
Reviewed: May 02, 2001 by Health Sciences
Overview: This site is designed as a test for athletic training knowledge. There are a number of different areas covered and one takes each section separately. The material is very specific to athletic trainers.
Learning Goals: No specific learning goals are listed.
Target Student Population: The specific group is athletic trainers in high schools and colleges.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills: One would need specific training as an athletic trainer. The areas covered include professional development and responsibilities; risk management; pathology of injury; management skills and specific sports conditions.
Type of Material: This is a knowledge test.
Technical Requirements: The technical requirements are very simple. The site has a narrated walk-through to help in completing the tests. The student reads and then selects answers by clicking the chosen answer.

Evaluation and Observation

Content Quality

Rating: 3 stars
Strengths: There is rather broad coverage of several areas
Concerns: One can answer the sections, move to the next section and return to an earlier section when subsequent information is provided. This is a problem. Also, the exact method of grading is not clear. References for the answers are not provided.

Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool

Rating: 4 stars
Strengths: The student is provided immediate feed back concerning the score
Concerns: The student can take the same test over and over until the score is increased without increasing knowledge. I was able to move to near perfect scores in the sections with subsequent completion of the sections.

Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty

Rating: 5 stars
Strengths: No special abilities are required to use.
Concerns: The grading methods are not make clear.