Authenticity is one of many buzzwords in the education space and it relates to one very important question which is, "What's the point?" While it can be tongue in cheek, this question is worth asking early and often when it comes to designing authentic courses that prepare students for the real world. So what's the … Continue reading Using an ELN – what’s the point?
LabArchives Virtual User Group
LabArchives users often ask us for examples of how others use the platform. It's actually the most frequent request we get. With that we decided to bring examples to our users and to actually connect with one another via virtual meeting and live Q&A. Last month, over 650 LabArchives users attended our first virtual user … Continue reading LabArchives Virtual User Group
Finding success in the lab despite high turnover and COVID-19
Projects at Jonathon Hill’s lab at Brigham Young University generally take between two and five years to complete and his team of about twenty is composed entirely of undergraduate researchers. The setup inherently sees a lot of turnover but because Jonathon plans for this, it’s a highly successful one. Jonathon’s lab studies how the heart … Continue reading Finding success in the lab despite high turnover and COVID-19
CRISPR…it’s not magic
When Dr. Julia Raizen started graduate school in the 1980’s, the term ‘molecular biology’ hardly existed. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR), now commonly used in biology and medicine, had just been invented and was a slow, laborious process. While studying a class of immune proteins called immunoglobulins, Julia made use of PCR and other new molecular … Continue reading CRISPR…it’s not magic
UPDATE: LabArchives Inventory
Last month we released LabArchives Inventory. If you haven't checked it out yet, here's what you need to know: LabArchives Inventory was designed to help scientists organize items in their lab in a physical and digital way – items they ‘make’ and things they order, too. It’s a way for everyone to keep track of … Continue reading UPDATE: LabArchives Inventory
WEBINAR: Tips for moving your course online
Last month we hosted a webinar with Vernier Software & Technology. Because it was such a hit we're hosting another one... TOMORROW. Join us to learn more about how to take your course online sans stress. We’ll address common hurdles and take questions on how to make it work wherever you are on the journey … Continue reading WEBINAR: Tips for moving your course online
Open Source Malaria: a global solution for a global problem
Open Source Malaria (OSM) takes a different approach to curing malaria, a disease which kills approximately 430,000 people around the world every year. OSM contributors hail from Melbourne, Sydney, British Columbia, Geneva, Cambridge, Madrid and beyond and specialise in everything from chemistry to biology and informatics to administration. Technology, like LabArchives, enables the global, rapid, … Continue reading Open Source Malaria: a global solution for a global problem
The Lecture is Dead: Long Live the Lecture!
This piece was written by LabArchives user, Gareth Denyer, Professor of Biochemical Education at The University of Sydney in Sydney, Australia. Gareth Denyer Ten Reasons Why Lectures Won’t Go Back to the Way They Were Overview The transition to on-line delivery has revolutionised our entire approach to lecturing. This article looks at the many ways … Continue reading The Lecture is Dead: Long Live the Lecture!
Brewer Science: starting out with an ELN
We spoke with Rebecca Rich at Brewer Science Inc. to better understand why the organization decided to look for an electronic lab notebook (ELN), how they chose LabArchives and what their next steps will look like now that they're moving towards digital documentation. For those who aren’t familiar with the field, what does Brewer Science do when it comes … Continue reading Brewer Science: starting out with an ELN
Preview: Chemistry eCourse Pack
LabArchives is many things. It’s an electronic lab notebook, teaching tool, grade book and learning platform. It’s also a one-stop-shop for course content. Inside of Lab Builder, our course content library, instructors can find and distribute things like lab manuals, protocols, assignments and projects. Lab Builder’s course packs contain everything instructors need to teach a … Continue reading Preview: Chemistry eCourse Pack