Digital and Hands-on Laboratories: Upgrade your Online Science Course

Students in online science courses need laboratory experiences. Digital, hands-on, and hybrid approaches all provide these students with the opportunity to learn, to apply, and to demonstrate their lab skills. This webinar will explore the multiple ways that instructors can engage their students by selecting the best online lab tools for their courses and teaching styles.

The speakers in this webinar, who are experienced online lab instructors, will share innovative, effective practices for delivering engaging online labs to remote learners. Participants will explore the various tools and methods to best deliver their own online lab course using digital, hands-on, and hybrid approaches.


  • Identify the critical components needed to provide hands-on experiences for remote science courses
  • Learn how to design a course utilizing hands-on and digital experiences
  • Gain knowledge and tips from current online professionals

Intended audience:

  • Faculty and Instructors
  • Instructional Designers
  • Instructional Technologists
  • Learning Experience Designers
  • Directors of Online Education
  • Faculty Developers
  • OER Coordinators
  • Administrators

This webinar is sponsored by Science Interactive. 

Speaker Bio
Teage K. Drinnon

Professor – Ivy Tech Community College


Teage graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry where she completed research in X-Ray Crystallography. She went on to earn a Master of Science in Organic Chemistry at Ball State University, completing research in Medicinal Organic Chemistry. At Ball State she found a passion for teaching while teaching several undergraduate laboratory sections. She has been a Chemistry instructor at the Ivy Tech Community College System for almost 7 years. In 2020, she worked to re-develop their online Introductory Chemistry lab courses. In the summer of 2021, she became the course mentor for al of the IvyOnline Chemistry and GOB courses offered statewide. Teaching predominantly online Chemistry courses has allowed her the flexibility to accommodate the many roles she plays, from caring for two small children to furthering her career and pursuing other academic interests. She is passionate about Chemistry and about creating online lab courses that not only meet the needs of the students, but also provides the most authentic and engaging online lab experience.
Caitlin Runne-Janczy, Ph.D.

Chief Academic Officer – Science Interactive


Dr. Caitlin Runne-Janczy is the Chief Academic Officer at Science Interactive Group. Over her 5 years at eScience Labs and Science Interactive, Caitlin has focused on bringing online college students a rigorous, high quality, accessible laboratory experience. Caitlin received her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Marist College and her Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Iowa.