Mathematics, Science and Technology
While online course offerings have been on the rise for many years, there was a rapid transition to online courses due to campus closures and social distancing protocols associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. This has caused significant disruption in traditional chemistry laboratory activities. In this chapter, features of various distance laboratory approaches options are presented, including wet chemistry and dry laboratory options. Because the existing research comparing effectiveness of these strategies is scarce, no attempt is made to argue the effectiveness of one modality over the other, but rather advantages and disadvantages of each method are presented and discussed. The best fit for a specific institution will depend on many factors that must be considered.
Advances in Online Chemistry Education
American Chemical Society
Scholarly Commons Citation
Faulconer, E., & Morgan, M. (2021). Options and Experiences for Online Chemistry Laboratory Instruction. Advances in Online Chemistry Education, 1389(). https://doi.org/10.1021/bk-2021-1389.ch011