Your Turnkey Solution for Teaching Lab Science Online
So what sets our state-of-the-art courses apart? We build out from three core pillars of learning: an extensive library of more than 700 peer-reviewed lessons, an intuitive cloud-based platform, and our high-grade material lab kits. Combine those with our unmatched customer service, and you can see what makes us the world’s trusted, turnkey solution for taking campus courses into the digital world.
- 01. Curriculum
- 02. Lab Kits
- 03. HOL Cloud
- 04. Customer Service
— A Commitment to Excellence
When you use Hands-On Labs, you gain access to our extensive library of more than 700 experiments across nine scientific disciplines. More important than the quantity, however, is the quality of our course offerings. You’ve worked tirelessly to develop rigorous curricula, and we know that you don’t want to sacrifice your standards when transitioning to an online classroom. That’s why we’ve developed a meticulous content creation process to ensure that our experiments and lessons match — or even surpass — the rigor of a face-to-face course. All of our content is initially developed internally by Ph.D. scientists with teaching experience. After that, it receives a preliminary internal review to verify that it meets our pedagogical best practices and strong standards before undergoing several comprehensive peer-reviews from external Ph.D.’s who are currently teaching at the college and university level. By the time our content reaches your students, it has passed through the critical filters of multiple experts in your field.
And it doesn’t stop there. In order to ensure that our content reflects the latest research and knowledge, we review our published courses regularly and make real-time updates through our cloud platform. We’re constantly working to both expand and enhance our offerings.
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02. Lab Kits
—Lab Science Without the Lab
Our founders launched Hand-On Labs 25 years ago with the mission of making lab science accessible to distance learners, and although we’ve expanded exponentially since then, our lab kits continue to achieve that goal. These customizable kits contain all of the materials your students need to safely conduct high-level experiments from the comfort and convenience of home. Far from basic kitchen-science procedures, our kits include materials, chemicals, and equipment that reflect the sophistication of a traditional campus lab facility.
"[The HOL kit] was not a 'Mickey Mouse Cookbook' science kit"
-Dr. Jim Brown, Ocean County Community College
As with our curriculum, there’s no limit to what you can create for your students with our materials. By partnering with HOL, you’re joining the Science Interactive team and gaining access not only to our products, but to the resources of our successful sister brands as well. Using the variety of scientific equipment at our disposal, we can work with you to design a customized lab kit for any experiment you want your students to conduct.
03. HOL Cloud
— When the Instructor is Ready, the Platform Will Appear
As a committed instructor, you know how to provide your students with an engaging and empowering learning experience. Our HOL Cloud e-learning platform is designed not to change your message, but to amplify it. The most intuitive e-learning platform on the market, the WCAG 2.0-compliant HOL Cloud is built to deliver content that implements the best practices in higher-ed science pedagogy.
Although the HOL Cloud integrates seamlessly with any learning management system, it also includes built-in features to help you enhance your instruction. These include:
- Powerful gradebook analytics
- Automatic grading
- Live data tables
- Custom lesson authoring
- An embed feature to add text or media to pre-existing lessons
- Clear learning objectives
- Immediate feedback
The HOL Cloud is even scalable to any device, meaning both students and instructors can access the digital classroom anytime and anywhere. This is academic freedom at its finest.
Whether you already have a fully designed course or need assistance building one, we’re here to help you leverage the power of the HOL Cloud. We offer free webinars to get you started, and our team of distance-learning specialists are ready to help you build a curriculum that fits your needs.
04. Customer Service
— Who You Gonna Call?
Whether you’re teaching or learning, we know you have a lot on your plate. That’s why when you use HOL, our customer support team will be available to help make your experience as easy and efficient as possible. From answering student questions about their lab kits to supporting instructors as they deliver their course through the Cloud, our team is committed to making your experience seamless.
The HOL Cloud is an advanced learning platform especially designed to provide a tactile lab experience for distance learners. With comprehensive gradebook analytics and powerful features such as custom lesson authoring, the HOL Cloud will give you full control over your online classroom and help redefine the laboratory learning landscape for your students.
The lab kit is the beating heart of every HOL lesson. Far from basic kitchen-science procedures, these advanced kits contain materials, chemicals, and equipment that reflect the sophistication of a traditional campus lab facility. They allow your students to unlock the joy of scientific discovery, no matter where in the world they might be.