University College Dublin
Online Course Creation

University College Dublin

We produced a highly visual modular course in partnership with the teaching staff from University College, Dublin, reducing learning time and increasing engagement.

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the challenge

Developing a novel method of teaching students can be challenging. We partnered with the teaching staff from University College, Dublin helping them to create a visual, highly engaging modular course.

This course would transition students from theory to hands-on application of a core clinical skill in less than 25% of the time of traditional methods.

Like many clinical disciplines, senior clinicians at UCD School of Veterinary Medicine Anaesthesia Service spend significant time in clinics teaching students the same skills every two weeks, from rotation to rotation.

Many students find it difficult to transition from theory to the practical application of clinical skills. Due to an industry-wide shortage of personnel to teach, staff were finding it difficult to keep up with the demand for teaching time with students and the clinical caseload. They had attempted to make video courses in the past, but had found them challenging to make. The resulting videos were often lengthy — and student engagement with them was limited.

THE process

whole team to the concepts and techniques behind effective storytelling and how they can be applied to education — making for a powerful tool.

Our experienced creative team then worked to produce a storyline that emotionally engaged the viewer and communicated the most important aspect of feline hypertension. After this, we created a set of bespoke illustrations, photographs and videos to supplement the presentation visually.

"Toby and his crew are consummate professionals. From the very beginnings of an idea being explored, all the way through to the completion, presentation and marketing of the material (several months of work) they made the process smooth and efficient. They have such an exceptional eye for technical detail and quality that the output far exceeded my expectations."

Joanna Potter
Assistant Professor of Veterinary Anaesthesia at University College Dublin (School of Veterinary Medicine)
University College Dublin
University College Dublin

THE solution

We created a carefully-designed, engaging modular course that clearly demonstrates the core skills students needed to apply a core clinical skill.

Short and visually engaging programs are proven to generate better engagement than traditional long-form lectures as they reflect the style of content students have become accustomed to.

The finished course takes 25% of the time of traditional teaching methods, with the content encouraging problem-solving from students — helping them better understand the course's key clinical concepts and their practical applications.