CSS, e-Learning, HTML5, JQ, JS, UI
Grassland Management is an interactive e-Learning resource covering the growth and structure of the grass plant, and provides some useful concepts for the development of grazing management theory. I produced the nine-part tutorial alongside subject experts at the University of Nottingham, with additional learning materials provided by colleagues at the University of Aberdeen and Massey University in New Zealand.
The tutorial is studied by undergraduate and postgraduate students through Moodle and introduces important units covering; the Vegetative Plant and Reproductive Structure, the Life of a Phytomer and Leaf Growth and Death. The resource features formative exercises at the end of each chapter to reinforce understanding and students can explore grass and root structure using interactive animations and videos.
“It’s fantastic to know that the [newly redeveloped] Grassland Management application will continue to be used by our students in the future. It just goes to show the long-term value of the original work our team carried out and it’s great that Joel has given the tutorial a new lease of life.”
Simon B. Heath
School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen