Online Intro Lab Courses: Ensuring Rigor and Skill Development

This presentation highlights the activities of an introductory biology laboratory course in an online environment. The course is designed to include the content and lab activities that model the rigor of a face-to-face course. Students participate in “lecture” and “lab” activities, a Discussion Board, and are evaluated using formative and summative assessments. Some of the lab activities include computer simulations, field-based studies, and dissections.