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MERLOT II


    

Peer Review


Do You Know About Anatomy

 

Ratings

Overall Rating:

3.75 stars
Content Quality: 3.75 stars
Effectiveness: 3.5 stars
Ease of Use: 3.75 stars
Reviewed: Dec 24, 2013 by Biology Editorial Board
Overview: “Do you know about Anatomy?” is a website developed by teachers and parents from all around Europe to help learn various parts of the human body. At the time of this review, six areas of the body were presented. These areas include skeleton, skull, digestive system, respiratory system, eye and skin. These modules contain a diagram with leader lines pointing to various structures and a word box to match the word with the structure. The modules also keep track of correct and incorrect answers. The site also contains a “Workbook” which contains a PDF of the figures seen in the above modules. The PDF can be printed and handout out as a worksheet for students.
Learning Goals: After completing this presentation, the learner would be able to:
  • identify the major bones of the appendicular skeleton.
  • identify the major bones of the skull.
  • identify parts of the digestive and respiratory systems.
  • identify structures of the eye
  • identify structures of the skin.
Target Student Population: High School, College General Education
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills: None
Type of Material: Drill and practice.
Recommended Uses:
  • Supplementary course and lab resource
  • Before the class review for lower college courses
  • The workbook could also be printed off and distributed to students as a homework assignment or a review assignment.
Technical Requirements: Need Flash to use modules.

Evaluation and Observation

Content Quality

Rating: 3.75 stars
Strengths:
  • Content is clear and concise.
  • The modules contained an adequate amount of material for a student to review in a short amount of time.
  • The modules cover core anatomy content.
Concerns:
  • Poor quality of images
  • Some structures were labeled with laymen’s terms instead of the anatomical terms. Examples include collar bone (clavicle), breastbone (sternum), and kneecap (patella).
  • Lacks complete demonstration of concepts
  • Does not provide explanation
  • Does not summarize concepts

Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool

Rating: 3.5 stars
Strengths:
  • The modules are interactive with the student labeling structures.
  • The workbook PDF could be used as a class or homework assignment if computers are not available.
  • Sounds were used to indicate correct and incorrect answers.
  • Reinforce concepts
Concerns:
  • Does not identify specific learning objectives
  • Does not provide effective introductions, overviews and summaries
  • Does not demonstrate relationships between concepts
  • Does not provide additional resources
  • Does not appeal to multiple learning styles

Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty

Rating: 3.75 stars
Strengths:
  • Easy to use and navigate.
Concerns:
  • Clicking and releasing a term will result in an incorrect answer being recorded even though the student didn’t mislabel a structure.
  • The arrow has to be in the box or the structure will not be labeled.
  • Image quality was ok, but could be improved. Some structures in the eye diagram were difficult to see or visualize.

Other Issues and Comments:
  • None