Faculty Advisor

Buckholt, Michael Allan

Faculty Advisor

Whitefleet-Smith, JoAnn L.


Since the advent of the internet, online supplemental material has become increasingly popular in college curricula. This study researches the effectiveness of this supplemental material by creating instructional videos for the laboratory course BB3514, "Circulatory and Respiratory Physiology", at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Students following the course are allowed access to the material at any time before, during, or after the laboratory periods. Results displayed student usage of videos before and during laboratory periods rather than after. Students also responded positively to the usefulness of the instructional videos in their retention of course material.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2011

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology