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CAE Learning Center Resources
Workshops - Given by instructors weekly in the learning center. Workshop schedules are e-mailed to students enrolled in science and math courses. (A list of workshops is provided at the bottom of the page.)
Tutoring – One-on-one tutoring is offered by faculty and students free of charge. Tutoring schedules for faculty and students are e-mailed to students enrolled in science and math courses as well as being posted in the learning center.
Books - Are available for checkout within the learning center for review.
Videos/DVDs - Are available for checkout within the learning center for viewing. (Headphones are available for check-out for personal listening.)
Models/Microscopes – Anatomical models are available for students as well as microscopes and slides.
IStan The Human Patient Simulator (HPS) - A computer-model-driven, full-sized mannequin that delivers true to life scenarios that swiftly change to meet instructors goals. The ultra sophiscated patient simulator blinks, breathes, speaks, has a heartbeat and a pulse, and accurately mirrors human responses to such procedures as CPR, intravenous medication, intubation, ventilation, and catheterization.
The HPS is the only patient simulator with the ability to provide respiratory gas exchange, anesthesia delivery, and patient monitoring with real physiologial monitors.
- Pupils that automatically dialate and constrict in response to light.
- Thumb twitch in response to a peripheral nerve simulator.
- Automatic recognition and response to administered drugs and drug dosages.
- Variable lung compliance and airways resistance.
- Automatic control of urine output.
Wiley Codes – An online teaching and learning method for providing a more effective and efficient environment for both student and professor success. Instructors use a variety of presentation, grading, and assessment tools to organize their own course or share with other instructors to standardize the course.
- Offers several assessment options including a Learning Styles Assessment Tool that can be assigned at the start of the course.
- Includes a wealth of resources supporting multiple or integrated learning styles for each chapter.
- Student progress can be monitored by instructor to ensure they remain on task.
**Available for Anatomy and Physiology and Pathophysiology
ALEKS – (www.ALEKS.com) A web-based, artificially intelligent assessment and learning system. It uses adaptive questioning to quickly and accurately determine exactly what a student knows and doesn’t know in a course. It then instructs the student to the topics he/she is ready to learn. As the student goes through a course, ALEKS periodically reassesses the student to ensure that the topics learned are also retained. ALEKS courses are very complete in their topic coverage and it avoids multiple choice questions. A student who shows a high level of mastery of a course will be successful in the actual course they are taking.
- Uses flexible and easy-to-use answer input tools that mimic what would be done with paper and pencil.
- Offers “textbook/syllabus integration” to align students work with the syllabus of the course.
- ALEKS also offers a comprehensive message center that allows the student to communicate with the instructor about the content using subject-appropriate notation.
**Available for MAT110 and MAT220
VH Dissector – Provides 3D visualizations and cross-sections of photographic anatomy from the Visible Human Project. It gives the ability to approach the human body from any combination of traditional views, including cross sectional, systemic, clinical, surface, regional and surgical anatomy.
Contains over 2000 anatomic structures that can be explored and learned from in a manner similar to cadaver dissection.
MERLOT – Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) Search Engine. Find peer-reviewed online learning materials.
Blackboard - An instruction, communication and assessment tool. It is designed to support specific learning activities. Blackboard also includes personal information management that indicates whether students have reviewed specific content items and can provide usage data for an entire course. And a discussion board where
- instructors set up multiple forums around different topics and embed those forums in appropriate content areas or lessons.
- Instructors can store student performance results in the course gradebook.
To support peer collaboration, instructors can use the Groups tool to form multiple groups of students. They can belong to multiple groups simultaneously, so an instructor might assign different groups for different assignments or projects.
A.D.A.M. – An interactive anatomy and physiology program that enhances the study of A&P. It serves as a visual tool engaging students in understanding the structure and function of the human body.