Online Science Courses: Do They Work?

Concurrent Session 7

Session Materials

Brief Abstract

A comparison of online and on-campus science lab courses allowing educators to discover new ways to bring science curriculum online.


Lisa Rapple is Program Director for Health Care Management in the School of Health Sciences at Excelsior College, Albany, NY

Extended Abstract

Many educators remain unconvinced that online science courses offer a comparable learning experience to traditional campus labs. This session is hosted by an experienced online science course facilitator who has developed an online course complete with authentic labs. Attendees will discuss the various pedagogical strategies used, as well as the challenges and benefits experienced, in creating and teaching science online.