July 26, 2021
July 26, 2021
July 19, 2022
Experimentation and Laboratory-Oriented Studies
An Interdisciplinary Glimpse into the Best Practices for Effective Student Engagement in the Virtual Laboratory
In a virtual higher education environment, the laboratory experience has become one of the most difficult, if not impossible, experiences to replace. A good starting effort is to begin with courses that have a high degree of difficulty transitioning into a virtual domain. The concepts of Materials Science and Organic Chemistry often intersect with each other especially at the atomic level. Here, we focus on these two courses populated by Engineering majors. Various different approaches to implementing virtual laboratory experiences spanning these STEM disciplines are discussed and analyzed for their effectiveness. This effectiveness is based on student feedback from end-semester surveys, student evaluations of teaching as well as one-on-one student engagement during the semester. Specific questions students are asked relate to the use of audio/video conferencing software, pre-recorded videos, simulation/data-analysis software, group versus individual assignments/discussion, and synchronous versus asynchronous content delivery.
Anderson, N. L., & Anderson, T. (2021, July), An Interdisciplinary Glimpse into the Best Practices for Effective Student Engagement in the Virtual Laboratory Paper presented at 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual Conference. 10.18260/1-2--36675
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