Economic and Urban Geography


Challenge

UNC-Greensboro’s Department of Geography needed to establish its online presence and boost student interest in its degree programs. It had a sequence of four, inter-related courses on economic and urban geography, but had no experience or precedent in delivering its instruction online.

Solution

Brook worked with the lead faculty for all four courses to design a unified format, structure, and instructional materials for the entire sequence in order to create a consistent user experience and to provide a template for future online offerings in the department. He then worked directly with faculty on three of the four courses to develop learning objectives and the course and  unit level, storyboarding interactive learning objects and videos that scaffolded to the main assessments.

Results

Brook’s four-person development team created visually rich, web-based learning areas that accommodated all faculty content while providing a consistent structure and format for students taking the entire four-course sequence. He provided instructional technology support during the successful launch of all four courses during the initial offerings in the spring and summer of 2013.

To learn more about the course, watch one of the unit intro videos above or view the photos below for screenshots from the course learning areas.