Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Dr. Larkin’s Pedagogy Research

Evaluation of distance learning technology in Aquatic Animal Health courses

This work is conducted in collaboration with Heather Maness, Education/Training Program Coordinator

In keeping with the worldwide trend of offering more university courses through online platforms, the Aquatic Animal Health Program has expanded into distance education. We have developed 3 new online courses in aquatic animal health however, preserving the academic integrity of our courses is a major concern. Many faculty members struggle with a sense that information is not effectively communicated to students outside of a traditional classroom setting. Fortunately, many technological resources have been developed to improve pedagogy in the virtual classroom. Our program has investigated these various technologies and has implemented a variety of formats and tools in the three courses that have been offered thus far. The purpose of this study is to examine the efficacy of these new delivery formats.