Lab teaching could be revolutionized by switch to online

From Times Higher Education: “‘One of our major challenges’ to reform, said Robert Lue, a professor of the practice of molecular and cellular biology at Harvard University, ‘is that the notion of doing labs has been kind of rolling almost blindly for decades now’. The timing of the pandemic may be proving especially fortuitous in Professor Lue’s case. In January, just before the world came to learn of Covid-19 and close down in response, he announced the start of LabXchange, a free online set of virtual lab experiences. The platform, with financing led by the Amgen Foundation, quickly swelled to nearly 1 million teachers and students using it worldwide, with about half at the postsecondary level.”

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