Science and engineering teaching labs are highly valuable but major undertakings. Frequent challenges include:
• Low levels of student preparation and engagement
• Demonstrator time spent explaining basic principles and trivial questions
• Heavy marking burden on staff
• Insufficient or delayed feedback
Addressing these issues requires creativity and innovation. In this session you will explore some e-learning solutions from Learning Science which could support your laboratory practicals and enhance your students’ experience.
Interactive simulations engage students with pre-lab preparations. Focussing on lab techniques, background theory or data analysis, the simulations help students come into the lab better prepared and ready to learn, using lab time more effectively.
Smart Worksheets created for your experiments can be used as postlab assignments or dynamic tutorials. From complex calculation to multiple choice questions, Smart Worksheets provide instant, personalised feedback.
These resources can be tailored to your teaching. Once ready, they integrate seamlessly with your VLE and gradebook.