Michigan eHistology: A SecondLook Series
Ownership: University of Michigan
Cost: Free (Additional slide decks can be purchased within the app for $0.99/deck or the entire set for $24.99)
This resource is a mobile application for iOS and Android mobile devices. It provides a series of histology slides. Answers are not explained and you cannot enter, or record, your responses onto the app. It could not replace the lecture or lab component of a histology course.
SecondLookTM is a mobile application for the iPad that provides a series of Histology slides. It consists of 27 slide decks, which can be purchased separately or as a set. The slides cover all major human tissues and organs. This mobile application allows the students to self-evaluate their level of knowledge, as well as their ability to recognize histological structures. The slides in the application include high quality images from the University of Michigan Medical School’s Histology and Virtual Microscopy collection.
Students have to pay for the quizzes. The quizzes are not sufficient and lack explanations.
FACULTY TIME REQUIREMENTS
Because of the cost and the lack of teaching material, this would not be useful to faculty. Individual students who could afford the resource might benefit from the quizzes, but there are better, cheaper prodcuts available.
This App is currently only available for iPad 2 or later, with iOS version 6.0 or higher. The App is not available for iPhone or Android devices. There is a special note that when downloading the entire collection of slide sets ($24.99), will require a stable internet connection and can take up to 30 minutes to complete. If the transfer of a slide set is interrupted the application will restart downloading at the point it was interrupted when the application is re-opened. Once downloaded, the App can be run without an internet connection.