The Hill Center – Course Design

Challenge(s) The Hill Center, a school and training center for both teaching students with learning differences and training K12 teachers on how to teach students with learning differences, desired an enhanced design approach for their online courses that would also include branding for their online course portal, (delivered through the LMS LearnUpon) and their courses, that

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

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