Newton’s Laws

Challenge(s) WGBH Boston, a PBS affiliate, was developing an educational website about Newton's Three Laws of Motion for middle school students as an educational resource for teachers. Solution(s) UNC TV hired The Farthest Pixel to develop three animations demonstrating the three laws using baseball as the story example. Scripts and voiceover were provided by UNC

Online Business Certificate Courses

Challenge(s) UNC Kenan-Flagler, through a partnership with Fortune Magazine, desired a set of online certificate courses be developed for entry and mid-level managers across the global business community. As one of the top four online MBA programs in the country, these courses had a high bar of excellence that would support the reputation of this

Home Horticulture

Challenge(s) Learning horticultural practices has traditionally been a hands-on process. Students interact with the plants, soils and tools to both learn and affirm their understanding of concepts covered. Expanding the offering of this course to online delivery was necessary to meet the demands of this popular course for college students both within and outside the

Statistics and Probability

Challenge(s) Students of a psychology class were having difficulty dealing with processing statistical data. The students needed to be familiar with the processes used to examine data and identify trends and relationships within that data. The practices for analyzing this data required students to follow specific steps, and were necessary building blocks for the course and future

Plant Pathology vLab

Challenge(s) Plant diagnosis is the primary challenge in this online course, historically taught in a classroom with traditional laboratory equipment available for hands-on instruction of these processes. The steps of the scientific method when applied to plant diagnosis include macro observation of signs and symptoms in a sample plant, followed by a series of tests, development

Biochemistry of Gene Expression

Challenge(s) Biochemistry of Gene Expression is a 400 and 500 level course offered at NC State University to undergraduate and graduate students. Among a wide range of topics in the course, students study the physical properties of DNA and RNA, the processes of replication, transcription and translation and how they interact in terms of protein

Animal Reproduction

Challenge(s) Animal reproduction is a course that focuses on the science and modern practices in the reproduction of farm animals, in particular those of horses and pigs. Historically, students would make many visits to the farm in order to observe and learn about these practices face-to-face. The challenge here was that the instructor wanted to

Animal Nutrition – Digestion and Metabolism

Challenge(s) A series of four animations were needed to convey complex digestion and metabolization processes in animals, predominantly on a microscopic level. Students needed to understand how both lipids and proteins are broken down into usable materials in animals’ bodies, and then how those materials are later used. Solution(s) A set of unique characters were