A tutorial with flash animations on the human systems; part of the Get Body Smart web site (by ConceptCreators, Inc.) called "An Online Examination Human Anatomy and Physiology." Includes skeletal system, musclular system, muscle tissue physiology, nervous system, circulatory system, respiratory system, urinary system, and histology.
Type of Material:
This could be useful as a primer for basic anatomy and physiology courses, and as a study guide.
The material is navigated with HTML, although some parts require use of Adobe Flash Player
Identify Major Learning Goals:
Learners will acquire skills in identifying anatomic locations, physiological functions, and various anatomical and physiological concepts.
Target Student Population:
Entry level students
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
None. Knowledge of basic anatomic structures and functions could be helpful.
For a study guide, this could be a useful tool. The graphics and animations appear to be accurate and useful. The quizzes range from easy to challenging. Navigation is clear.
1. Many of the anatomic structures are "planned" and do not appear.
2. Commercial ads appear on every page. These are annoying in and of themselves, but occasionally appear to be part of the material, adding to the problem.
3. Pictures can be expanded, but only by about 30-50%. It would be more helpful to double the size.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
Students who are having difficulty visualizing anatomy or understanding physiology might benefit from this material, at least as undergraduates.Allows for no risk practice Adaptable to self-study and in-class demonstrations.
Lacks depth of information beyond introductory learning objectives not evident. The ads are of concern.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
Easy to navigate, on Chrome, Firefox, Explorer.
Expansion view should be bigger. Requires Flash.
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