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Hands-On Labs Wins
Education Innovation of the Year
at 2019-2020 Cloud Awards

By Devon Shuman | Jan 31, 2020

Hands-On Labs has been declared the winner of the Education Innovation of the Year award this week in the international Cloud Computing Awards program, the Cloud Awards. HOL won for its innovative and intuitive HOL Cloud, an advanced e-learning platform specially designed to provide a tactile lab experience for distance learners. With powerful gradebook analytics and … Continue reading “Hands-On Labs Wins
Education Innovation of the Year
at 2019-2020 Cloud Awards”

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glass beakers and flasks in a science lab

Science Interactive Group Partners With Odigia to Transform Distance Science Learning Through Open Educational Resources (OER)

By Devon Shuman | Jan 21, 2020

Science Interactive Group (SIG), the parent company of Hands-On Labs, recently announced a partnership with Odigia, the leading learner engagement platform for higher education institutions. Odigia improves student engagement and empowers educators with an easy-to-use learning platform that includes a deep repository of customizable open educational resources (OER) content. This OER library offers instructors the … Continue reading “Science Interactive Group Partners With Odigia to Transform Distance Science Learning Through Open Educational Resources (OER)”

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5 Ways the HOL Cloud Promotes Academic Integrity

By Devon Shuman | Dec 26, 2019

Picture this: a 35-year-old, over-caffeinated biology student sits down at her computer to write up a lab report. She’s just gotten home from her 9-to-5, and knows she only has a couple hours to complete this assignment before picking up her son from hockey practice. Panicking under the time crunch coupled with the pressure to … Continue reading “5 Ways the HOL Cloud Promotes Academic Integrity”

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The New Global Education Environment: How HOL Is Pushing the Evolution of Online Science Labs

By Devon Shuman | Nov 15, 2019

As Marc LaBella and Dr. Jim Brown have discovered with their work at Ocean County College, online learning for lab science is more than just possible; it’s beneficial — to students and instructors alike. Through the independence of at-home lab kits and the interactivity of LMS discussion forums, science students are becoming more engaged. No … Continue reading “The New Global Education Environment: How HOL Is Pushing the Evolution of Online Science Labs”

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Be The First To Teach GOB Chemistry Labs Completely Online!

By Audra Walter | Mar 5, 2019

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 … Continue reading “Be The First To Teach GOB Chemistry Labs Completely Online!”

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5 Ways to Supplement Your Online Class

By Audra Walter | Jan 14, 2019

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: … Continue reading “5 Ways to Supplement Your Online Class”

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Are Online Sciences Classes Effective?

By Audra Walter | Jan 2, 2019

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. Outside of the classroom, … Continue reading “Are Online Sciences Classes Effective?”

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Is Distance Learning the Future of Education?

By Audra Walter | Dec 10, 2018

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 … Continue reading “Is Distance Learning the Future of Education?”

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Our Holiday Charity Drive!

By Audra Walter | Dec 5, 2018

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 … Continue reading “Our Holiday Charity Drive!”

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