Is it difficult to teach science online?

Tempia Fitchette
Tempia Fitchette
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I have been teaching college level sciences online for two years at a private institution. The challenges are different than face-to-face, which I did for a decade prior. Are there particular concerns you have that we could discuss? 

Emily Faulconer
Emily Faulconer
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This sounds so interesting. I'd like to learn more about it. 

Pamela Dupre
Pamela Dupre
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Difficult in what sense? I am teaching science online. I think it has to be supplemented with some hands-on labs as well, but it can certainly be successful.

Tara Spitzer-List
Tara Spitzer-List
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I definitely lean towards hands-on labs ... which is why I selected mail-order lab kits for my online/distance ed chemistry course. However, significant advancements are being made with VR and I am very excited to see what the next few years hold. eScience Labs is currently developing VR laboratory experiences in several disciplines. 

Emily Faulconer
Faulconer
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Have you collected/analyzed learning data to compare achievment in the online versus face to face science courses? in essence, are students missing out on the hands on?

Thanks!

 

Karel Jacobs
Karel Jacobs
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