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MERLOT II


    

Peer Review


Anatomy of the Lungs

 

Ratings

Overall Rating:

4 stars
Content Quality: 4 stars
Effectiveness: 4 stars
Ease of Use: 4.5 stars
Reviewed: Jul 28, 2013 by Health Sciences
Overview: The learning resource consists of two interactive slides containing detailed images of lung anatomy. They are detailed enough to be useful as a review for health science students from high school through college.
Learning Goals: The learning goals are not stated. The implied learning goals are that after completing the learning resource the user will be able to:
  • Identify anatomical parts of the upper and lower respiratory system.
  • Idenify anatomical parts of a lung lobule.
Target Student Population: The information offered might be useful to students from high school through basic college anatomy classes.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills: No prerequisites are required. The site does not offer in-depth explanations of the function of the various labels, so its use is limited to illustrations of the anatomy only. Medical terminology would be beneficial to users.
Type of Material: This learning resource is a visual study guide.
Recommended Uses: The site could be used as part of a lecture on lung disease and/or health assessment as a quick review at the beginning of the lecture. It could also be used as a review homework assignment.
Technical Requirements: Technical requirements include a computer with Internet access, a web browser, a mouse, and Adobe Flash Player.

Evaluation and Observation

Content Quality

Rating: 4 stars
Strengths: The learning resource consists of simple, easy to follow two slides.
Concerns: The sites lack of information about the function of the various anatomical parts, limiting its use. It would be a very good illustration.

Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool

Rating: 4 stars
Strengths: The effective of the computer to color code specific areas being reviews ensures correct identification. This is often an issue when so many areas are labeled. This author has devised an effective manner of combating this issue.
Concerns: Use limited to illustration of lung anatomy.

Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty

Rating: 4.5 stars
Strengths: The site is easy to use. Navigation buttons are clearly visible and the instructions are clear. The site works very well.
Concerns: The site would not work well for students who must rely on electronic readers for internet or computer use. The content offered is visual and may not be useful to the visually impaired students.

Other Issues and Comments: None.