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Peer Review

Blood Flow Through the Human Heart

by Alters


Overall Numeric Rating:

4.75 stars
Content Quality: 5 stars
Effectiveness: 4.5 stars
Ease of Use: 4.5 stars
Reviewed: Feb 08, 2014 by Biology Editorial Board
Overview: Blood Flow Through the Human Heart is a presentation supplement to a McGraw-Hill textbook, Biology: Understanding Life by Alters & Alters. It is a slide show with animation, sound and text that explains how blood travels through the heart.
Type of Material: It is an animated tutorial.
Recommended Uses: This site can be used for:
  • review
  • tutorial
  • supplementary material
Technical Requirements: A browser with Adobe Flash Player.
Identify Major Learning Goals: No specific goals were listed on the site. However, the user will be able to do the following upon completion of the animation:
  • describe the parts of the heart
  • describe the route that blood takes as it travels through the heart.
Target Student Population:
  • High School students
  • College General Ed
  • General public
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
  • users should be familiar with anatomical terminology

Evaluation and Observation

Content Quality

Rating: 5 stars
  • Quality animation with narration.
  • Accurate and concise.
  • Breaks a complex process into discrete steps.
  • Self contained
  • Has both audio and text
  • The drawings are simple
  • The animation points out relevant structures
  • None

  • Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool

    Rating: 4.5 stars
    • Could write assignments and questions based on the animation.
    • Steps through with both text and narration.
    • Prerequisites are not listed
    • No questions accompany the material

    Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty

    Rating: 4.5 stars
    • Easy to load
    • Clear narration
    • Quality animations
    • The user can skip segments
  • None.

  • Other Issues and Comments: