This page is designed to be a resource for the community we are a part of: our higher ed administrators, course coordinators, instructors, lab managers,  and TAs. Here we will share teaching and learning ideas we have encountered including: our observations and links to third party materials. We hope to build it into something you find meaningful and welcome any suggestions of material you’d like to see added.

Will Digital Delivery Remake Higher Education? (It Depends Who You Ask)

Even before March 2020 and the arrival of Covid-19 in the US, digital education was gaining momentum in colleges and universities. In many of them that momentum was reserved, like dipping your toes in the water. In May 2020, the Harvard Business Review (HBR) classified institutions of higher education with less than 3% of their…

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Why Moving Pre- and Post-Labs Online Can Enhance the In-Lab Experience…

What our work with instructors has shown us is that the advantages of moving pre- and post- labs online can be powerful. Problems With Traditional Labs The traditional approach for the pre-lab combines readings followed by problems. There are a couple of realities that undercut this practice… Students will fly through/skip the reading and try…

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Face-to-Face, Virtual, or Hybrid Labs – Which One’s Best?

Remember all the way back to March 2020? When this new phenomenon called COVID-19 caused many schools to extend their spring breaks so departments could figure out how to navigate it? The decision to go remote and the mad dash to configure courses to online instruction? The hope that if you could just hang on…

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