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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

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

Trot to Trophy

Challenge(s) Students of an introductory course on equine science at NC State University have widely varying backgrounds in the subject matter. Many have worked with horses since they were very young, while others have no experience at all. The challenge here was to give all students the opportunity to easily review and understand the application

Color and Light

Challenge(s) The primary challenge of this course involves the hands-on nature of it and being offered as a fully online course. A primary task involves students learning how to mix and apply paint through numerous assignments, and participate in group critiques to analyze the success of their efforts on projects. This means students need to be able to

Sculpture Online

Challenge(s) This is perhaps the project that turned the most heads in a double-take... "What?! You're going to teach sculpture online?!" The challenges in teaching any hands-on course online consistently involve the instruction around the hand work and the ability to review and correct the work of the students, and provide timely feedback toward improvement.

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