Knowledge Weavers Project


The mission of the Knowledge Weavers Project, under the direction of Sharon Dennis, MS, Principal Investigator and Suzanne Stensaas, Ph.D and Co-principal Investigator, was to produce innovative multimedia resources which included tutorials, interactive cases, animations and other multimedia methods of delivery to support health sciences education. The Knowledge Weavers Project team also participated in education and outreach activities including Slice of Life. The Knowledge Weavers Project was sponsored from 1995-2001 by the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library at University of Utah and supported by a National Library of Medicine (Grant #1 G08 LM05684-01A1).

For more information or to send feedback email us at kw@lib.med.utah.edu


Below is a list of the resources produced by the Knowlege Weavers project which include Animations, Interactive Cases, Image Banks and Collections, Tutorials, and Tools and Templates.


ANIMATIONS (Requires the Flash Player)

Title Subject Area Description
Animated Heart Pharmacology HyperHeart is an interactive animation/movie detailing bloodflow, aortic/ventricular volumes and pressures present in a normal cardiac cycle. Also included are an electrocardiogram and heart sounds graph. Tutorials are provided for each phase of the cycle and interactive functions.
Brain Atlas: Striatal System Neuroanatomy An interactive animation that demonstrates the Striatal System.
Derivation of the ECG Cardiology An interactive animation that demonstrates the derivation of the ECG
Oculocephalic Reflex Neuroanatomy An animation that demonstrates the Oculocephalic reflex.
One hand tie Nurse Midwifery An animation demonstrating the one-hand tie in the repair of the perineum as part of an online Nurse-Midwifery syllabus.
Pathway Quizzes Neuroanatomy An interactive animation that demonstrates neuroanatomy pathways, with quizzes to test learning.
Voluntary control of the facial muscles Neuroanatomy An interactive animation that demonstrates the neurologic pathways of the voluntary facial muscles.
     

INTERACTIVE CASES

   
Title Subject Area Description
Blue Baby Pediatric cardiology An interactive case that guides the student through a differential diagnosis in a case of cyanosis in a newborn. This case was developed in partnership with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Department of Pediatrics.
EnviroDx Environmental Medicine A multimedia, case-focused, computer-based learning program on environmental-related diseases developed in partnership with Eddy Bresnitz, M.D., M.S., formerly the Katharine Boucot Sturgis Chair of the Department of Community and Preventive Medicine in the MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.
Frank Biochemistry An interactive case that guides the student through the differential diagnosis of a patient named "Frank".
Neurologic Exam Cases Neurology A set of neurologic exam teaching cases demonstrated with interactive videos, animations and quizzes.
Tommy's Testing Pediatrics An set of interactive cases that guides the student through a differential diagnosis and evaluation of a 10-year old boy ("Tommy") for learning difficulties. Developed in partnership with John R. Knight, MD, Pediatrician from Harvard University.
     

IMAGE BANKS/COLLECTIONS    
Title Subject Area Description
Dermatology (HEAL) Dermatology An online atlas of images and illustrations demonstrating a variety of clinical dermatology conditions which includes a set of dermatology surgical procedural videos.
HEAL records include Rights license for re-use of images.
Dermatology (Knowledge Weavers) Dermatology An online atlas of images and illustrations demonstrating a variety of clinical dermatology conditions which includes a set of dermatology surgical procedural videos.
The original Dermatology Imagae Bank produced by Knowledge Weavers. Last updated 03/27/2000.
The ECG Learning Center Cardiology An interactive ECG tutorial representing an introduction to clinical electrocardiography. ECG terminology and diagnostic criteria.
     

TUTORIALS
Title Subject Area Description
The ECG Learning Center Cardiology An interactive ECG tutorial representing an introduction to clinical electrocardiography. ECG terminology and diagnostic criteria.
NetBiochem: Fatty Acid Synthesis and Modification Biochemistry Tutorials on nutritional biochemistry.
Human Reproduction Obstretrics, Gynecology On online course syllabus developed for the University of Utah School of Medicine Sophomore Organ Course on Human Reproduction: the Clinical, pathologic and pharmacologic correlations.
Hyperbrain Neuroanatomy HyperBrain originated in 1988 as an interactive HyperCard tool to teach human neuroanatomy. It is designed as a lab assistant or as a lab substitute where human specimens, slides and models are not available. It continues to evolve with changes in operating systems and the Internet. Many images were captured from video before the era of mass storage and high-speed performance. A multitude of links to the glossary from the text and figures provides interactivity together with quizzes for each chapter.
Intermountain Burn Center
see instead Telemedicine Project
Trauma, Nursing Information about the basic emergency care required within the first 24 hours after a burn injury.
Multiple Sclerosis Neurology An introduction to multiple sclerosis for medical students and physicians in training.
Neurologic Exam Neurology A set of videos, animations and quizzes that demonstrate the neurologic exam (adult and pediatric).
Nurse-Midwifery Nursing These modules were developed for use by the graduate nurse-midwifery program at the College of Nursing, University of Utah. They are also designed to be available to all other nurse-midwifery programs and to any other health care professionals, internationally, who might find them useful.
NetBiochem: Nutrition
Biochemistry Tutorials on nutritional biochemistry.
Pediatric Neurologic Exam Neurology A set of videos, animations and quizzes that demonstrate the pediatric neurologic exam for children in age groups ranging from newborns to two and one half-year olds.
     

TOOLS AND TEMPLATES
Title Subject Area Description
WebQuizBuilder: Client-side Quiz Tool Quiz Tool Tool to create interactive Web-based multiple-choice quizzes without coding in HTML or Javascript. The client-side version of WebQuizBuilder consisted of a stand-alone FileMakerPro database interface and a program (written in Perl) that generated a Web-readable multiple choice quiz.
Server-side Quiz Tool: QuizGenerator Quiz Tool Online tool to create and maintain practice quiz banks which included questions, answers, feedback for each choice, and images. The quiz will also allowed students to select questions in particular subject areas. QuizGenerator was developed using a mySQL database and the PHP3 programming language.
Anatomy Outliner Quiz Tool A Java-based tool that allowed content experts to outline structures in anatomical images, label the structures, and publish the information to the Web. An interactive random quiz, which allowed the user to test themselves on the outlined anatomical structures, was generated with each outlined image.
Content Development Template Tool Web Site Template Tool A Java-based application which will allow faculty of all technical abilities to create customized Web resources including didactic sites, disease description sites, and interactive case-based learning sites.