From:                              Valerie Polansky

Sent:                               Tuesday, June 22, 2010 4:25 PM

To:                                   Janice Thiel

Subject:                          Form Submission (Critical Thinking Activities & Reusable Learning Objects (RLOs))

 

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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

*1.

Title of Critical Thinking Activity/RLO:

Your Answer: Pernicious Anemia Virtual Laboratory

*2.

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 is provided.

*3.

Subject Area(s) - Select all that apply:

Your Answer: Allied Health

*4.

What is(are) the Major Learning Outcome(s) addressed by this Activity/RLO (from course outline)?

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.

*5.

What is(are) the Course Objective(s) addressed by this Activity/RLO (stated in performance terms)?

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.

*6.

Type of Activity/RLO - Select all that apply:

Your Answer: Individual

*7.

Time - How much time does it take to conduct this Activity/RLO?

Your Answer: Portion of One Class

*8.

List the materials that are necessary to conduct this Activity/RLO:

Your Answer: Computer

*9.

Instructions - Give detailed step-by-step instructions on how to conduct this Activity/RLO:

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.

*10.

List Additional 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.

Your Answer: http://www.criticalthinking.uconn.edu/perniciousanemia.htm

*11.

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

*12.

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 information.

*13.

Have you consulted the Activity/RLO Guidelines?

Your Answer: Yes

·         Email:polansky.valerie@spcollege.edu

If you have any questions or comments about this form, please contact Janice Thiel at Thiel.Janice@SPCollege.edu or call (727) 341-3110