This is a 3D model of the human body available for free or for subscription. The free version provides a reasonably useful resource for learning the basic structure studied in a typical human biology or human anatomy class.
Type of Material:
Tutorial, 3D model
In class demonstration, homework, lecture supplement
Java, Flash, other plugins as needed
Identify Major Learning Goals:
Users of this resource will learn, through 3D animation, the anatomy of the human body.
Target Student Population:
The target student population could include Middle School and High School, as well as College Courses, especially Anatomy and Physiology Courses.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
There are no prerequisites for this site, although some knowledge of biology and anatomy terms will help in understanding what is presented.
The 3-D models that are available for free medically accurate rendition of human anatomy
Images beautiful and very colorful • Interactivity keeps users interested in the material
The content is well organized for the human systems addressed
Quality of graphics is good and provides enough detail for this level of understanding
Current and relevant, and support the learning preferences of anyone attuned to social media
The resource is self-contained and portable, and the format is accessible with many mobile devices
This is a subscription only site although there is a free version and a free 14-day trial period
There is some learning curve to cross for users who may not be attuned to multimedia
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
The pedagogy of providing information is a nice blend of learning and interactivity
Information provided helps students understand the relatedness of the structures they are learning
This site makes learning exciting and fun especially for learners who are electronic game enthusiasts
Material builds upon knowledge in multiple ways depending on how users navigate through the site
For premium subscription , sample questions (and answers) are provided at the end of sections
Although visually appealing and medically accurate, the pointers that label the structures are often off and may cause some confusion
Users need to purchase the premium subscription to access sample questions and have full use of this site
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
Site is fast and intuitive for as long as one has the right plugin • Animation flows very easily
Narrations and animations played simultaneously without problems
The best and most relevant functionalities are only accessible with the paid subscription
Other Issues and Comments:
This is a great site and would be wonderful if all aspects of the learning material could be made available to the public without having to pay a fee.
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