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
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
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!
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
Like many of her colleagues, assistant teaching professor Stefanie Chen splits her time between instruction and research as part of the Biotechnology Program at North Carolina State University. While her courses focus on biotechnology, her research focuses on undergraduate education. As Stefanie and her colleagues in the program teach, they also collect data. Their current … Continue reading Make it work mode
As those of you who follow scientific education are painfully aware, the U.S. has slipped dramatically in the production of capable scientists. According to Mariette DiChristina, Editor-in-Chief of Scientific American, "American students are now ranked 22nd and 31st among their international peers in science and math, respectively." In order to help improve the situation, last … Continue reading LabArchives, Electronic Lab Notebooks, and Education