Global Lab II: A New Generation of Integrated Telecollaborative Lab Experiences
Tuesday, July 1 5:30-5:50 PM Location: FH Z3 (7th Fl)
Presider: Heather Montgomerie, Grant MacEwan College, Canada
Abstract: Despite certain pessimism of the applicability of networked science, there is an urgent need to redefine and deploy the best pedagogy and technology to have a broader impact on school science. Based on the lessons learned, we developed an integrated solution to explore the technical and pedagogical feasibility to augment school science laboratories through telecollaborative project-based learning. We will present an integrated design of the Global Lab II that has three major components—an introductory course on project-based science, an extensive catalog of well developed projects, and a lab portal that supports project-based learning. All three synergistically bolster each other. The work has been funded and piloted by the National Science Foundation and the Russian National Training Foundation. Currently piloted in the Russia, Italy and the U.S., Global Lab II will allow school science laboratories to leapfrog to the most advanced forms of science teaching and learning.