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Considerations for Lab-based Courses

Experiential learning is a core component of a Drexel education. During this unprecedented move to emergency remote instruction due to the coronavirus, one of the biggest challenges is figuring out how to replicate experiential learning opportunities in an online space. Here are some suggestions and strategies as you continue to consider this challenge. 

Use Kits

Use Existing Datasets

  • Depending on the learning goals of your course, use of existing datasets may be appropriate for your students. For example, students could make observations or perform analyses of these existing datasets. While you could provide data from your own work or the work of your colleagues, you could also make use of other existing datasets such as these:

Use Virtual Laboratory Options or Simulations

  • Instead of creating your own labs, you can use existing virtual lab options or simulations that are available from a large number of sources. Here are some options:

All STEM Disciplines

Biology and Environmental Sciences





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