How to start teaching online during COVID-19

The spread of COVID-19 is impacting instructors and students around the globe. Many institutions are moving classes online with little to no notice. Even with lots of time to prepare, planning quality online instruction is tricky. In response, we’ve made LabArchives, our remote teaching and learning solution, completely FREE for instructors, TAs and students through … Continue reading How to start teaching online during COVID-19

STEM research and instruction: how to do it remotely

People in all types of industries are thinking about how (and if) they can get their jobs done from home right now. If you're a STEM researcher or instructor there's a good chance you are, too. 'Remote work' sounds reserved for writers, coders, web designers and the like but STEM industries can 'go remote' if … Continue reading STEM research and instruction: how to do it remotely

Implementation: what it looks like when it’s a breeze

Columbia University's LabArchives enterprise license ensures that everyone on campus has access to the platform. Researchers, PIs (primary investigators), lab managers, instructors, students, post grads - all can leverage LabArchives for their unique purposes. But this alone doesn't mean that they will. Last month, LabArchives team members travelled to Columbia to do what they do … Continue reading Implementation: what it looks like when it’s a breeze

Authentic learning: a study in pre-health curriculum

If there are any fields of study that prepare students to do ‘real world’ scientific work, you’d hope medicine would be one. Unfortunately, this isn't always the case. Authentic course experiences, however, equip students for practical, real-time situations in their respective fields. The good news? A recent study, published in the Journal of Chemical Education, … Continue reading Authentic learning: a study in pre-health curriculum

Lab Builder course packs… check them out!

LabArchives is now releasing course packs within Lab Builder. Lab Builder is our content library full of high quality course content that instructors can pick and choose from to create custom lab courses. Course packs contain everything instructors need to teach a course including protocols, projects and assignments. LabArchives is now a one stop shop … Continue reading Lab Builder course packs… check them out!

Ready made course content, at your fingertips

LabArchives is many, many things. It's an electronic notebook. It's a teaching tool, grade book, learning platform and now it's a one stop shop for course content too. Inside of Lab Builder, our new course content library, instructors can find and distribute everything they need for their course like lab manuals, assignments, projects, protocols and … Continue reading Ready made course content, at your fingertips

STATION1: An Orchestra of Socially Minded Inquiry in Science and Technology

This summer we were happy to collaborate once more with Station1. What is Station1? We caught up with MIT professor, scientist and engineer, social entrepreneur and Station1 founder Christine Ortiz to learn a bit more about this new higher education institution and model of “socially-directed” scientific and technological research. Station1 mission The Station1 mission is … Continue reading STATION1: An Orchestra of Socially Minded Inquiry in Science and Technology

Preparing students for where the world is going…digital first

Working digitally has taken off in the education space. And in most spaces at this point. But what does a digital only learning environment actually provide? What’s the real value of switching up age old paper tradition? Just talk to Ines Rauschenbach and Ramaydalis Keddis from Rutgers University who have been in the digital only … Continue reading Preparing students for where the world is going…digital first