An Authentic Laboratory Experience for Online Learners

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Brief Abstract

Science courses have been slow to transition online due to the difficulty of bringing a hands-on laboratory experience to remote learners. This session will discuss concerns and solutions regarding online science laboratories, and introduce attendees to Science Interactive's innovative online laboratory curriculum.

Extended Abstract

Science courses have historically been slow to transition online. Instructors in higher education have questioned the online teaching of science courses due to concerns regarding the hands-on laboratory components of these courses, in particular how to provide an authentic laboratory experience comparable to an on-campus laboratory. However, the need to transition the laboratory online has never been greater, due in part to campus closures related to COVID-19. This session will discuss concerns and solutions related to providing online science laboratories, and introduce attendees to Science Interactive's innovative laboratory curriculum for remote learners.