Transforming Instructional Laboratories for Blended and Online Learning at a STEM University
Missouri S&T strives to be a leader in how instructional labs for science and engineering courses are designed and delivered in a blended or online format. The Instructional Laboratory Pilot project is working to develop a comprehensive set of models for redesigning instructional laboratories in engineering and science disciplines that other institutions could adopt. The goals of the project are to develop a set of e-learning models, processes, and strategies for the redesign of traditional laboratory courses for blended/online delivery, pilot an online/blended laboratory in at least two courses, and create a handbook for use by instructors and institutions to apply these models.
OUTCOMES: Investigate why faculty are teaching the labs currently offered at their institutions * Reevaluate assessment techniques in traditional labs in order to realign them with desired learning outcomes for blended and online labs * Be able to develop and select the appropriate delivery model for the content being presented
Instructional Technologist, eLearning Specialist, Missouri University of Science and Technology