The website gives a taste of what these folks at Wageningen have been doing in creating a virtual learning space for food chemistry teaching.
Their website gives an overview of the digital learning material that they have designed and developed. The work was done by the Laboratory of Food Chemistry of Wageningen University and is targeted at bachelors and masters students.
There are only a couple of working examples, most else are screen shots of other exercises.
If you click on the “activating exercises” tab on the left menu you can experience the material on proteins and phenolic compounds. I can just see a great opportunity for learning some of the basis material, leaving class and lab time open for better things, like product development exercises and hands-on experience of some aspects of food chemistry that in my view need to be seen and handled for a true understanding [non-Newtonian flow behaviors for example].
It seems the group Julia Diederen; Harry Gruppen; Alphons Voragen; Rob Hartog; Martin Mulder; and Harm Biemans, have been working on this since at least 2002. You can see some other details here Design Guidelines for Digital Learning Material for Food Chemistry Education and see some of the progression from 2002 through 2006 at least.
I just love the idea and much of its application, I can’t wait to get a chance to test drive the decision tree for functional ingredients.
They have bibliography of their formal publications in the area as well, also accessed via the left menu.
There is a movie version of the pre-lab and a lab assignment which is illustrative.