From: Valerie Polansky
Sent: Tuesday, June 22, 2010 4:25 PM
To: Janice Thiel
Subject: Form Submission (Critical Thinking Activities & Reusable
Learning Objects (RLOs))
Critical Thinking Activities
& Reusable Learning Objects (RLOs)
Thank you for
submitting your Critical Thinking Activity/RLO idea. Please forward this
message and attach any supplemental files (e.g., Handouts, PowerPoints,
etc.) to Thiel.Janice@SPCollege.edu
Critical Thinking Activity/RLO:
Your Answer: Pernicious Anemia Virtual Laboratory
Briefly describe or summarize the Activity/RLO:
Your Answer: This is a tutorial on pernicious anemia. It provides a
computer simulation in which students "perform" and interpret five
laboratory tests on a patient to determine if the patient has pernicious
anemia. Quizzes are provided at the end of the tutorial and at the end of each
laboratory test to assess the students' understanding of the concepts. Feedback
- Select all that apply:
Your Answer: Allied Health
the Major Learning Outcome(s) addressed by this Activity/RLO (from course
Your Answer: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the interpretation
of laboratory data and an appreciation for the processes used in the diagnosis
and treatment of hematological disorders.
the Course Objective(s) addressed by this Activity/RLO (stated in
Your Answer: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the
interpretation of laboratory data and an appreciation for the processes used in
the diagnosis and treatment of hematological disorders by: a.defining
"anemia" and listing three laboratory manifestations of an anemia.
b.discussing the classification of anemia. c.discussing the basic etiology,
physiology, relevant laboratory findings and morphologic features of the major
categories of anemias.
Activity/RLO - Select all that apply:
Time - How much
time does it take to conduct this Activity/RLO?
Your Answer: Portion of One Class
materials that are necessary to conduct this Activity/RLO:
Give detailed step-by-step instructions on how to conduct this
Your Answer: Step-by-step instructions are provided in the RLO. The
student reads the case study, goes through the tutorial on pernicious anemia,
performs and interprets the five laboratory tests to arrive at a diagnosis, and
takes the five quizzes.
Resources, for example: Web address/URL, Handouts, PowerPoint, etc. Copy/Paste
URLs here. Later, when you receive your confirmation message, forward any
supplemental files to the QEP Director.
SPC established as its definition of critical thinking:
The active and systemic process of communication, problem solving, evaluation,
analysis, synthesis, and reflection, both individually and in community, to
foster understanding, support sound decision-making, and guide action.
Which aspect(s) of critical thinking does this
Activity/RLO address? - Select all that apply:
Your Answer: Problem-solving, Evaluation, Analysis
How will this
improve our students’ ability to think critically?
Your Answer: This RLO teaches students to select, perform, and
interpret tests for the diagnosis of pernicious anemia. The visuals and
animations make the exercise interesting and the interactivity engages the
learner. The excercise should increase understanding and retention of the
consulted the Activity/RLO Guidelines?
If you have any questions or comments
about this form, please contact Janice Thiel at Thiel.Janice@SPCollege.edu or call