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PRIETO, Ruth; SMOK, Carolina  and  ROJAS, Mariana. Blog Experiences: Compared Placenta. Int. J. Morphol. [online]. 2011, vol.29, n.2, pp.432-435. ISSN 0717-9502.

Nowadays, Tics are state of the art methodology used at all educational levels. Therefore, we designed a blog spot about Compared Placenta. Visitors found original content and pictures of different development stages. Ten human and 14 mammal placentas were used for pictures and educational material of the blog; macroscopic and mesoscopic photographs were taken and were subsequently processed by histological techniques. For evaluation of blog visits, statistics parameters pertaining to blog format were used between May and December 2010, as well as an opinion survey, related to the items: photographs, blog design and video delivery. Blog statistics showed a number of 9057 visitors, all Spanish speakers. The most searched topic was macroscopic characteristics of human placenta; among them , key words, human, rat and rabbit placenta. The operating system used was Windows and the preferred browser, Explorer. The survey showed the following results: respondents were mostly women of the obstetrics area; blog access was through teachers. The blog met the expectations of visitors by 80.6%, while 62% found it attractive, tidy and didactic; 57.4% considered images explicative, easy to understand with novel pictures; 27.8% required prior knowledge for blog content. About microscopic aspects 59.2% rated them explanatory, easy to understand and novel; the delivery video received 50% equal rating and embryonic annexes and variations of human placenta received a 36% rating. Compared placenta was qualified as novel by 27.8% and in 34.3% required prior knowledge. Results showed that blog methodology is valued in: learning, clinical aspect, as original material support for autolearning, and furthermore considered innovative and surprising even for the lay public.

Keywords : Placenta; Compared placenta; Placental expulsion; Delivery.

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