Entries by Audra Walter

Be The First To Teach GOB Chemistry Labs Completely Online!

General, organic, and biochemistry is a new chemistry discipline that has been gaining quick popularity. As the leading provider of distance lab kits, we had to jump on this new exciting adventure. Since distance and online education is growing every year, we want to ensure that the right products are out there for educators to […]

5 Ways to Supplement Your Online Class

A question we hear frequently from instructors that use our materials is how to best supplement their online classes. They have the lectures online and the lab kits, but what are additional ways to engage their students? Our resident scientist and pedagogy genius, Dr. Duane Cagle, weighs in on 5 ways to supplement your courses: […]

Are Online Sciences Classes Effective?

Distance and online education is growing. In the Fall of 2016, there were over 6 million students taking at least one online course. Clayton Christensen, a business professor at Harvard University, believes that as many as half of American universities will close in the next two decades due to competition from online and distance education. […]

Is Distance Learning the Future of Education?

We live in a world that is constantly changing. Nothing today seems to be the same as ten years ago. Education is not excluded from this. But where is education headed? I think the direction is obvious: digital and distance. Let’s make a distinction between the two, quickly. While Hands-On Labs is digital and distance […]

Our Holiday Charity Drive!

The holidays are a time for cheer, joy, and giving. Here at the Hands-On Labs office we want to share that spirit with our community, which is the Denver metropolitan area. That is why our product marketer, Kacy Bill, set up our office’s charity drive! Actually, she sets up this charity drive every year! “I […]

What is the HOLCloud?

The future of education is in accessible technology. In 2016, public schools in the United States were already spending over $3 billion per year in creating and providing digital content to students. Clay Christenson, a professor of business administration at Harvard Business School, believes that as much as half of American universities run the risk […]

We Doubled Our Referral Rewards Until September 30th!

We at Hands-On Labs know that distance education is a powerful concept that brings education to people that either don’t have the resources and time or aren’t in an ideal location for a college degree. However, distance education is only as powerful as the tools you use to deliver it! That is why we are […]

Edcor: V-Scopes Bring Science to Life and Help Students Save Money

V-Scopes are designed to replicate the experience of using an actual microscope through virtual controls that allow students to focus, manipulate slides, and change magnification in real time, according to Marc LaBella, Associate Professor of Biology/e-Learning Lecturer at Ocean County College. Additionally, any difficulties that students might encounter, such as regulating light or centering a […]

Edcor: Hands-On Labs Upgrade Online Learning

Since 2006, Ocean County College has been designing lab-based biology, chemistry, and physics distance learning courses to include the full complement of offerings in its college catalog, thus making it possible to earn an associate in science degree entirely online. “Aside from a pedagogically rigorous course construction, the key to the success of our distance learning […]

Do You Have the HOLcloud?

Do You Have the HOLcloud? Reduce the time you spend managing your classes with Hands-On Lab’s cloud-based platform, HOLcloud — the first educational tool ever developed to empower instructors. Here are a few of the many features you will find in HOLcloud: Auto-grading Built-in analytics Fully configurable Immediate feedback Just-in-Time teaching Live data tables Experiment […]