This project website contains materials to guide students and instructors on the use and integration of Digital Labcoat. The materials are published as shared educational resources and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0.
The Digital Labcoat virtual lab modules have been developed to provide social science students in online, hybrid or flipped classrooms with the opportunity to experience the scientific method through hands-on active learning.
Instructors will select a pre-populated dataset for their students to explore. Students will then proceed through the following steps:
We will soon have a number of Digital Labcoat assignment modules available that will be tailored for use in different subject areas. All of these modules will allow students to experience the scientific method in a hands on manner … the students will be behaving as scientists do and will learn about the importance of hypothesis generation and testing, marketing scientific findings, replicating the interesting findings of other students, and providing theoretical accounts of replicable findings. The critical difference between the modules is simply the dataset that students will explore, with the particular datasets tailored to specific content areas.
The initial datasets will be tailored to Introductory level courses in Psychology, Sociology and Business. The modules relating to these datasets will be available for use in the Winter 2016 term along with supporting materials, all of which will be provided on this website.
All tools and materials have been designed to meet WCAG 2.0 accessibility standards, and are LTI 1.1 compliant.
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