“Lumen Learn em” is a site developed to serve as a review of anatomy for advanced high school, general college, and professional students. The site contains six modules; arteries, nerves, dermatomes, cutaneous innervation, master muscle list and bone box. Each module is a drill and practice site where a cartoon image appears with leader lines attached to several structures and the student works through identifying all labeled structures. The master muscle list also includes the origin, insertion, muscle action and innervation of each muscle. The “arteries” and “bone box” modules are organized by region, the “master muscle list” is organized both by region and alphabetically, and the “nerve” module is organized by nerve plexus and cranial nerves. In addition, the cranial nerve module contains a tutorial that a student could work through. The Lumen Learn em site is part of a larger site entitled Loyola University Medical Education Network.
Type of Material:
This site contains graphic, animations and text. It has both tutorials and quizzes.
These modules were designed for student review and self-study. Can be used for classroom quizzes or demonstration.
The site was designed for a 17” monitor at 800X600 resolution.
Java is required.
Identify Major Learning Goals:
The main learning goal of this site is to provide a review and self-study of previously acquired anatomical knowledge.
Students will be able to identify arteries, nerves, muscles and bones.
Target Student Population:
Advanced high school, general college, and professional students such as medical, physical therapy, etc.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Must have a foundation in anatomy.
The content is reliable and accurate.
The leader lines clearly indicate which structure to identify.
Well organized and easy for students to find structures of interest for review.
A very complete review of anatomical structures.
Some of the images could have more labels for clinically significant structures such as the deep palmar arch.
Only one dermatome map is shown. A comment that other maps are used clinically and some variation does occur would be helpful to learners.
The review questions are purely identification type questions. There are no higher order questions about integrating information and anatomical relationships.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
The site engages the learner.
The cartoon images are clearly diagramed.
The cranial nerve tutorial provides a solid foundation of information.
The site is an excellent way to review anatomical structures.
The site does not identify learning objectives.
No feedback is provided to the student.
The site is mainly visual with some text and does not appeal to multiple learning styles.
Does not indicate what prerequisite knowledge is necessary, although it is minimal) There isn’t a lot of cross referencing Each topic is separate from other topics
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
The majority of the site is easy to navigate.
The modules are self-contained and instructions are clear.
Very easy to use Diagrams are simple Pictures are good
Some navigation buttons do not link back to the main page and result in an error message.
The bone box module does not contain a button to link back to the main page. Navigation in this module is difficult.
Images are clear, but not of the highest design quality.
Other Issues and Comments:
Very good site for a quick review of basic anatomy
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