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
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.
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.
Web browser with Flash plug-in.
Evaluation and Observation
Simple to understand, brief, concise. Interactive game helps learner practice and apply what has been learned.
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
Simple and easy to understand learning materials. The interactive game helps the learner practice and apply what has been learned.
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
Simple and easy to understand tutorial. Interactive game gives the learner a chance to practice and apply learning materials.
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.