Teaching & Learning Track
The Revolution is Here! Online Learning Comes to Lab Sciences
Teaching lab science courses fully online is a reality, including “hands-on” labs. The decision to use the home based laboratory kits instead of a virtual laboratory experience was based on concerns expressed by many four year colleges and universities. They much prefer allowing students to transfer the science courses if it included a hands-on laboratory experience. Student surveys confirmed that students in the online science courses found them to be a convenient way to learn and eliminated coming to campus three days per week. Student response has been overwhelmingly positive and resulted in explosive growth of online science courses at OCC which attracted students well beyond Ocean County, New Jersey and included students from out of state and even other countries. Dr. Brown will demonstrate his totally online biology and microbiology courses.
Presenter: Jim Brown
Dr. Jim Brown, Assistant Professor of Science, Ocean County College and the former Dean of Science, Engineering, Health Sciences and Human Performance at OCC.