Chemical Kitchen

Chemical Kitchen, an entry level course at Imperial College London, is the innovative STEM course that 2020 absolutely requires. In it, students learn good laboratory practice through a simple and accessible activity - cooking. Designed by Jakub Radzikowski and Luke Delmas, Chemical Kitchen trains students in the practical lab skills they'll need as they move into … Continue reading Chemical Kitchen

Remote education workaround: the data generator

COVID-19 has challenged the traditional classroom set up - solutions and workarounds have emerged from all corners. One LabArchives instructor has designed a data generator that helps to ensure experimental design and independent analysis remain at the core of STEM courses even when students aren't on campus. Created by Gareth Denyer, Professor of Biochemical Education at the University … Continue reading Remote education workaround: the data generator

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

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!

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

LabArchives x Vernier: a total lab course solution

In the past few weeks, we’ve spoken with instructors from North Carolina, Virginia, California and Pennsylvania. Despite different subjects, course sizes, and geographic locations, these instructors all recognise that COVID-19 is shaking up higher education. The pandemic has forced them to rethink how they deliver authentic education. Experimentation, a core component of STEM courses, is … Continue reading LabArchives x Vernier: a total lab course solution