An online laboratory – is it as good as the real thing?

Linda Pannan, Ken McGregor, Chris van der Craats, Karen Ghosn, Maria-Jose Montoya


This paper explores the process of design and development of an online laboratory learning experience. Constant evaluation, iterative development, reuse and combination of existing learning objects are fundamental considerations. A generic development process based on this practical approach is described. Finally, findings arising from creation of a simple online laboratory are discussed, concluding with an exploratory comparison of online and live laboratories.

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