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MERLOT II


    

Peer Review


Anatomy Games

 

Ratings

Overall Rating:

4.25 stars
Content Quality: 3.75 stars
Effectiveness: 4 stars
Ease of Use: 5 stars
Reviewed: Dec 25, 2013 by Biology Editorial Board
Overview: Anatomy Games is an interactive website that allows the learners to review and practice basic concepts in human anatomy. Contents are organized by eight major body systems and a general category. Many activities including matching, crosswords, word searches, jigsaws are presented. Some of these are also available for iPad. Matching and associating structures to the corresponding images allow students to actively achieve mastery of the concepts. Links to YouTube videos on major body systems and Dr. Fabian’s Human Anatomy lectures further supports learning.
Learning Goals: After completing this presentation, the learner would be able to:
  • identify the major anatomical structures.
  • diagram the major systems and structures of the body.
  • match structures to their anatomical locations.
Target Student Population: High School, College lower division
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills: None.
Type of Material: Drill and practice.
Recommended Uses: This site contains a variety of anatomy games to encourage learning and makes the anatomy knowledge interactive. The games can be used as a review tool, to supplement worksheets, or as a lab resource.
Technical Requirements:
  • Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox 19.0+, Internet Explorer 9.0+, Google Chrome
  • Adobe Flash Player

    Evaluation and Observation

    Content Quality

    Rating: 3.75 stars
    Strengths:
    • High quality images
    • Concise and relevant
    • Content is accurate.
    • Content cover core curriculum within the discipline
    • Provides useful and accurate information
    Concerns:
    • Advertisements pop-up before games, so sometimes a student will have to wait for 15-30 seconds before playing a game

    Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool

    Rating: 4 stars
    Strengths:
    • Efficient
    • Provides multiple options to learn and practice the material
    • Excellent source to master basic concepts
    • Provides activities that reinforce concepts
    Concerns:
    • Does not identify learning objectives
    • Answer keys for the cross word and word search puzzles would be helpful

    Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty

    Rating: 5 stars
    Strengths:
    • Easy to use and to navigate.
    • Self contained
    • Engaging
    • Interactive
    • Visually appealing and high design quality
    Concerns:
    • Directions for the games are found at the bottom of the screen and the user must scroll down to view them

    Other Issues and Comments: No additional comments.