Using Online Labs in the Classroom


Using Online Labs in the Classroom

Objectives To assist science teachers incorporating the use of online labs and supportive inquiry learning apps into their teaching and learning activities.
Description of material The course is designed for 2 months of teacher learning. It is divided into 8 modules: 1. Inquiry learning with online labs, 2. Creating an inquiry-oriented lesson plan, 3. Creating and editing an Inquiry Learning Space, 4. Using learning analytics. Sharing and publishing an inquiry learning space, 5. Setting up inquiry learning apps, 6. Exploring the Sun, 7. Exploring galaxies, 8. Identifying particles with the ATLAS.

After completing this course, teacher will know how to create complete inquiry learning scenarios suitable for different subject domains and how to implement these scenarios in a digital learning environment, how to use the Go-Lab Ecosystem, and several example scenarios of using online labs are explained in this course.

All the materials were produced in European collaborative project Go-Lab Project (Global Online Science Labs for Inquiry Learning at School).

N. B. The visual design of the Go-Lab Ecosystem has been changed in October 2017. Most of the videos demonstrate the old design.

Compliance to quality criteria
Develops STEM competence. Comply with criteria
Stimulates collaboration between teachers. Tends to comply with criteria
Includes different phases of delivery (input, application in classroom setting and reflection). Comply with criteria
Is long-term. Comply with criteria
Is participant-tailored. Comply with criteria
Type of material Online course
PD target group (by subject) Science
PD target group (by education level) Lower Secondary
Educational approaches Inquiry-based learning
Language(s) English
Diversity Diversity of Subject Performance Level
Accessibility After registration to Open Course World platform
Comments (PD providers, teachers…)

Back to the overview of STEM PD materials

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *