This is an interactive animation and narrated tutorial explaining cardiovascular anatomy supported by radiographic images, rationale for doing surgery, pre-ops procedure, and the surgical procedure itself.
While no specific list of goals is given, The student will learn the following:
hew to determine when surgery is needed
sequence of steps to repair an aortic aneurysm.
Target Student Population:
Middle school and above, other learners interested in the topic of vascular surgery
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
knowledge of anatomical and some medical terminology
Type of Material:
information for prospective patients
Adobe Flash plugin
Evaluation and Observation
Animations are colorful and will engage a younger audience
Sound is good and narration is appropriate for the intended audience
There is text for those who want to read along
The information is accurate
Every step is shown and explained
Teacher's guide and additional resources will encourage teachers to use the material
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
Information provided helps students understand the relatedness of the topics, in this case cardiovascular anatomy and aortic aneurysm
Material promotes conceptual understanding of cardiovascular anatomy and aortic aneurysm.
Interactive sections of the presentation and the quiz questions in between topics encourage learners to be engaged with the material.
It is well organized (step by step)
It doesn't specifically list what prerequisite knowledge the user needs, but it does review
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
Animation and narration load easily and easy to follow
Big button that says "Click Here"
Obvious pause and start buttons
Links to skip sections
Vocabulary does not overwhelm learners with little experience or background in cardiovascular topic
Other Issues and Comments:
There are some hands on activities that the site has the user perform
Kids can use it, but they might not understand everything