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

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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 longer content to simply sit quietly and soak up lecture notes, students are taking an active role in their education, building a strong and complex learning network between themselves, their peers, and their professors.

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