Online Learning Update

January 13, 2014

Introducing the remote science lab

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:02 am

By Kevin Hartnett, Boston Globe

If hundreds of thousands of people sign up for a chemistry MOOC, you can broadcast lectures and grade their tests, but how do you give them access to the beakers and test tubes that students would be using on campus? An electrical engineering professor at Stanford University may have at least a partial solution. As a recent news article on the university’s website explained, Lambertus Hesselink has created what he calls an “iLab”—basically a digitized version of a lab experiment that approximates the feel of the real thing.

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