My Wine World: development and evaluation of an App for sensory analysis of wine.

Kerry Wilkinson, University of Adelaide Part of CW12

Our presentation will describe the development and evaluation of an iPad application as an e-learning tool for training winemaking and wine marketing students in the technical evaluation of wine. We will demonstrate features of the App designed specifically to facilitate student learning. For example, the objective assessment of wine colour using slide-bars; a glossary of wine aroma and flavour descriptors; and the ability to compare tasting notes over time (i.e. as both wine and students evolve).

The potential for the App to be used both in and out of the classroom will be discussed, in particular, the use of the App to engage shy and quiet students during class discussions about wine.

The presentation will cover digital media (i.e. mobile applications) as a tool with which to improve student learning.