Delivering an effective STEM course to students during COVID-19 is no easy task. Trying to keep students distanced yet engaged is tricky - organization is key. Whether your students are on campus, at home, or a bit of both - these two tools can help keep everyone organized and connected. Lab Builder What: A free, … Continue reading Ed: two tools you’re not using but should be in 2020
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
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
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?
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
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