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MERLOT II


    

Peer Review


Blood Groups, Blood Typing, Blood Transfusions

 

Ratings

Overall Rating:

4 stars
Content Quality: 4 stars
Effectiveness: 4 stars
Ease of Use: 4 stars
Reviewed: Mar 01, 2007 by Health Sciences
Overview: Dr. Karl Landsteiner won a 1930 Nobel Prize for his discovery of human blood groups. This site provides a tutorial to learn about ABO blood types and how blood type differentiates what types of blood a patient can receive. This site is part of The Educational Outreach Program at Nobelprize.org Key words: Blood, blood typing, ABO blood groups
Learning Goals: The learning goals are implied. After completing the learning module the learner will be able to: 1. Describe basic blood group typing and how antigens and antibodies are different for each blood type. 2. Describe how incompatible blood types in transfusion can cause clumping or agglutination. 3. Practice decision-making in giving the correct blood type to injured patients (game).
Target Student Population: Anyone wanting to learn about basic blood groups (estimated 5th-6th grade through elderly learners)
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills: Must be able to read and understand English
Type of Material: Web tutorial (text) with interactive (Flash) game, speakers for audio.
Recommended Uses: This resource is useful to anyone who wants to learn about basic blood groups, blood types, and the importance of correct blood typing for transfusions. Examples of uses include: *Introduction to basic concepts of Human Blood types and transfusions. *Application and reinforcement of basic knowledge through playing Blood Typing. * Student self-assessment of knowledge using a gaming strategy.
Technical Requirements: Web browser with Flash plug-in.

Evaluation and Observation

Content Quality

Rating: 4 stars
Strengths: Simple to understand, brief, concise. Interactive game helps learner practice and apply what has been learned.
Concerns: Significant scrolling in single-page tutorial design. The game would be improved with clear instructions about what to do, although it doesn't require a lot to figure things out.

Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool

Rating: 4 stars
Strengths: Simple and easy to understand learning materials. The interactive game helps the learner practice and apply what has been learned.
Concerns: Significant scrolling in single page tutorial design. The game would benefit from instructions for what to do, although it was possible to figure it out.

Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty

Rating: 4 stars
Strengths: Simple and easy to understand tutorial. Interactive game gives the learner a chance to practice and apply learning materials.
Concerns: Significant scrolling in single page design. The game would benefit from better instructions, although it was possible to figure out what to do without instructions.

Other Issues and Comments: None identified