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Peer Review

Drag and Drop Alternative Medicine Terms

by Janet Phillips


Overall Numeric Rating:

3.75 stars
Content Quality: 3.25 stars
Effectiveness: 3.5 stars
Ease of Use: 4.5 stars
Reviewed: Mar 29, 2012 by Technical Allied Health
Overview: This is a drag and drop simulation where you can catagorize different types of medical interventions , healing practices and interventions.
Type of Material: Tutorial
Recommended Uses: Individual, out-of-class assignment
Technical Requirements: Computer mouse would be helpful but not required
Identify Major Learning Goals: The learner will practice the definitions of alternative terms, body and mind interventions, electromagnetic therapies, pharmacologic therapies, herbal medicine, and manual healing methods.
Target Student Population: Any medical practitioner who is responsible for informing the patient about alternative medicine choices and treatments, or actually treating the patient
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills: Anatomy and Physiology, possibly pharmacology

Evaluation and Observation

Content Quality

Rating: 3.25 stars
Strengths: Content is correct and current.
Concerns: There are no directions, nor is there any information about who or what organization created the simulation.

Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool

Rating: 3.5 stars
Strengths: There is no limitation to the number of times you can attempt to correctly place a therapy type. It helps learner to connect term with definition and further categorize the term or treatment.
Concerns: Some students will only memorize and not understand the concepts using this type of tutorial. There is no overall definitive scoring perfomed.

Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty

Rating: 4.5 stars
Strengths: Drag and drop interface is very intuitive and useful
Concerns: Not very engaging due to limitation of the one available screen.

Other Issues and Comments: Font looks a little squeezed, as maybe the image was resized?