WHY HANDS-ON LABS?
Since our founding in 1994, HOL has been the pioneer in online lab science, empowering students, instructors, and institutions to stay competitive in the new global education environment.
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.
Digital Content & Curriculum
Customizable Lab Kits
What Our Clients Say...
Winston-Salem State University
Dean, Experiential Education
Trinity Valley Community College
University of New England
Western Governor's University
Vendor Portfolio Manager
Ocean County College
Our mission at Hands-On Labs is to help educate the scientists of tomorrow, regardless of where they are today. No longer limited by distance or circumstance, instructors can teach more, students can learn more, and universities can grow.
What We Do
DIGITAL CONTENT & ONLINE SCIENCE CURRICULUM
Our extensive content library includes more than 700 lessons across nine science disciplines.
Hands-On Labs has developed a meticulous content creation process to ensure that our lessons match — and even surpass — the sophistication of a face-to-face classroom. Our content team is led by Ph.D. scientists with teaching experience, who design our lessons to meet the latest pedagogical best practices.
All of our content then undergoes an internal review, as well as several comprehensive peer reviews from external Ph.D.’s who are currently teaching at the college or university level. Whether it’s chemistry, physics, forensics, or biology, by the time an HOL lesson reaches your students, it has passed through the critical filters of multiple experts in your field.
INTUITIVE LEARNING PLATFORM
Our HOL Cloud platform implements the best practices in higher-ed pedagogy.
You already know how to provide your students with an engaging and empowering learning experience. The HOL Cloud is designed not to change your instruction, but to enhance it. Integrating seamlessly with any learning management system, the platform is built on an array of advanced features — such as powerful gradebook analytics, custom lesson authoring, and an intuitive student dashboard — that will help you easily facilitate a rigorous online classroom. The HOL Cloud is even scalable to any device, meaning both you and your students can access the digital classroom anytime and anywhere. This is academic freedom at its finest.
LAB-GRADE MATERIAL KITS
Our customizable kits contain all of the materials your students need to safely conduct sophisticated labs from the comfort of their home.
The lab kit is the beating heart of every HOL lesson. Our founders launched HOL 25 years ago by creating material kits that would make lab science accessible to distance learners. We’ve expanded exponentially since then, of course, adding a cloud-based learning platform, digital content, and hundreds of new lessons — but our lab kits continue to accomplish that core mission. 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.
STUDENT & INSTRUCTOR SUPPORT
Our distance-learning specialists are committed to making your HOL experience seamless.
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 build their curriculum and deliver their course through the Cloud, our team is here to help you leverage all that HOL has to offer.
WHY HANDS-ON LABS?
It's Still Your Course
Our sophisticated courses are written by Ph.D. scientists and educators who understand that no two professors, nor their courses, are the same. With features designed to help you customize our material and author your own, we ensure that even when you’re using Hands-On Labs, your course is still yours.
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.
Reach More Students
In today’s increasingly connected world, schools that aren’t utilizing their digital space are falling behind. By replicating the laboratory experience for distance lab learners, we’re empowering instructors and institutions to stay competitive within the new global education environment. With Hands-On-Labs, you’ll have the power to teach more, reach more, and achieve more.
Safety & Rigor
Since HOL’s founding in 1994, students have used our products to safely perform traditional science lab work in a distance-learning setting. These experiments utilize materials and methods that minimize risk while still offering the rigor and sophistication of an on-site lab facility.