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Instructional Design & Support

Faculty First 2016 Participants

Teaching fundamental concepts of forest biology through short video modules

Dr. Jennifer Franklin

Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries

This project will develop two videos that will be used to test the effectiveness of a progressive learning system on student retention of course material. Students will watch videos multiple times as they progress through 3 stages of learning: observation, understanding of concept, and application of technical terminology.

Engaging all learners: Use of multimedia for instruction in the principles and practices of surgery

Dr. Karen Tobias

Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

​The purpose of this project is to develop an online, integrated, and interactive manual that uses multimedia to describe and illustrate basic surgery skills. The integrated manual would use various graphical control elements to allow the user to select the level of detail desired and to control visual materials such as video clips and illustrations.

Read Tobias final report (PDF)

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Developing a new online course to address the emerging food safety issues from food animals

Dr. Chika C. Okafor

Department of Biomedical & Diagnostic Sciences

​The plan is to develop a new graduate level online course in the Comparative and Experimental Medicine program titled ‘Pre-Harvest Safety of Foods of Animal Origin’. The new course is intended for the UTK and UTIA students interested in food safety and public health.

Small Animal Anesthesia Instructional Video

Dr. Reza Seddighi and Dr. Tom Doherty

Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences

​The objective of this project is to produce a digital instructional video for veterinary students. The primary users of this material will include the second year veterinary students enrolled in veterinary anesthesiology- VM832 course, and the fourth year veterinary students enrolled in clinical anesthesia rotation- VM870. In addition, this material will be useful for all veterinary students at any stage of their curriculum, as a useful resource of anesthesia.

Read Seddighi/Doherty final report (PDF)