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Bricks and Mortar Optional: 21st Century Laboratory Learning

Seminar Series of the Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Laboratory learning is an iconic component of secondary and collegiate level science courses, but practice and instruction in this arena are changing. One of the most dramatic transitions in laboratory instruction is the use of distance delivery approaches.  Distance delivery (a.k.a. e-learning) approaches present unique challenges and require innovation to match and potentially exceed learning outcomes of a bricks and mortar lab with the added benefit of improving accessibility of science education.  Drs. Michael Lerner (OSU Chemistry), John Baham (OSU Crop and Soil Science), Bruno Cinel and Sharon E. Brewer (Thompson Rivers University, British Columbia) will share experiences and evaluations of the three major delivery mechanisms:  virtual labs, home lab packs, and remote access labs. Discussion will examine the policy and educational implications of these experimental approaches. 


Kidder Hall (campus map)
streaming at http://live.oregonstate.edu
202
Julie Risien
1 541 737 8664
julie.risien at oregonstate.edu
Ctr Lifelong STEM Learng