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Teacher-Recommended Collection: Endocrine System

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Description Collection Description
A collection of a tutorial, a game, a video, few clicker questions and a basic understanding of the difference between endocrine system with nervous system.

Describe how this collection was used.
The link to this collection was posted on learning Management System for the anatomy/physiology course. The students were advised to view the tutorial and animation followed by an attempt to the funny game and at last the clicker questions. The students were also advised to have a look at the differences between nervous system and endocrine system.

Describe who used this collection (classroom, laboratory, education level, etc).
The undergraduate students in Human Anatomy and Human Physiology lecture courses.

Describe how this collection works.
This collection is a supplement to the reading from textbook. Once the students have achieved basic knowledge they can work on these resources which are totally separate from any further reading workload. The students enjoy these resources because these are mainly in animation, tutorial, quiz and game format.

Please enter suggestions for colleagues.
Give students a graded assignment in the form of questions which come from a collection of resources like this. The chances of students compliance will increase. The other idea is to work them through the collection in the lab with computers or with one large projector.

Type of Resource Annotated Collection
Format Multiple Formats
Puneet Arora, Mount Royal University
Grade/Age Levels Undergraduate lower division (Grades 13-14)
Undergraduate upper division (Grades 15-16)
Continuing Education
Learning Time 2-3 hours
Language English
Type of Review Reviewed by Partner Organization

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The Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Endocrine Axis
A good understanding of hypothalamus, pituitary and endocrine system working with the help of animation and tutorial.


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I especially like the "...it Can be fun!" activity and the HPE Axis web site links.  I like these especially because they give the students a way to test their knowledge but then give them instant feedback on whether their answers are correct.  The endocrine clicker questions are also handy if needed either for in class or more formal exam assessments. I would have to agree with the individual star ratings for the basics of endocrine function and the comparing files that they would be less useful for me personally.  I review endocrine systems in my toxicology course because it is essential in understanding how drugs of abuse and endocrine disruptors are toxic.

—Kristine Willett, University of Mississippi

These seem like valuable class activities for my undergraduate nursing students in A&P.  There are components that can help them prepare for the classroom activites as well as the activities themselves.

—Shari Litch Gray, Regis College

I will use these resources to help students determine their retention and understanding of the endocrine system at the beginning of a flipped classroom on this topic. After watching the relevant video lectures (including the flash video on the basics of endocrine function and the amnimated tutorial on the hypothalmic-pituitary-endocrine axis provided), students  can work individually or in pairs to answer clicker questions and complete online games and activities (not all may be relevant to every class).  The illumination comparing the nervous and endocrine system will be a refelctive activity: do students support the statements, or not, and why.

—Andrea Phillott, FLAME University