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

You asked for ‘copy’ workflows and we built them!

If you use a paper lab notebook you've probably gone through the pain of writing and re-writing steps for experiments you frequently repeat. If you're an instructor, you know that getting students to manually copy protocols can be like pulling teeth. Whether you're researching, teaching or learning the scientific method there are many scenarios where … Continue reading You asked for ‘copy’ workflows and we built them!

The 1st experiment: digital lab notebooks

Every job requires a certain set of building block skills. Musicians read notes. Doctors write prescriptions. Builders read blueprints. Developers write code. These tasks become second nature to those who do them. Taking the time to master the essentials, however, usually pays off in the long run. The same holds for scientists. They experiment and … Continue reading The 1st experiment: digital lab notebooks

Doctor Who as data: fandom as a coping mechanism

Time lord, jack-of-all-trades and extra-terrestrial - Doctor Who is an undeniable piece of British pop culture. The show's main character, the Doctor, offers a heroism and never-ending arc that have been winning viewers over since 1963. Hannah Gunderman, Cultural Geographer and Research Data Management Consultant at Carnegie Mellon University Libraries, studies the show. Her research … Continue reading Doctor Who as data: fandom as a coping mechanism