International Journal of

Arts , Humanities & Social Science

ISSN 2693-2547 (Print) , ISSN 2693-2555 (Online)
Critiquing My Own Online Course against Online Best Practices for Online Instruction at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville


In the video and film program, we offer some courses in our multi-camera production studios, editing labs, and a mobile production truck that, quite frankly, are not built for online instruction. One challenge has been to convince faculty that online offerings are necessary, and they benefit the students, the faculty, and the institution, but they do not have to be offered in lieu of our hands-on courses. I had already developed our 1080 Post Production I class for online delivery based on the standards set forth in the division of MTSU Online who dictate the criteria that online courses on our campus should meet. However, I got the idea to now compare my MTSU online version of 1080 to the standards set forth at our flagship institution, The University of Tennessee Knoxville (UTK), to gain perspective on any strengths or weaknesses I may have overlooked in an effort to help with show faculty how well the online version had been designed.