Learning Science

New from Learning Science: Bioscience Resources for Autumn 2018

Learning Science are pleased to announce over a dozen NEW bioscience interactive resources! Available at no extra cost in our bioscience pre-lab library, the expansion covers topics including microbiology, immunodetection, lab equipment, qPCR and more.

Find out more about what’s included in the new release here.

Learning Science at ISEE 2018 - A Connected Engineering Curriculum

Learning Science are proud to sponsor and exhibit at the 7th International Symposium of Engineering Education (ISEE 2018) conference at UCL Faculty of Engineering on the 17th and 18th July 2018.

The overall topic is A Connected Engineering Curriculum - Learning Through Enquiry and Practice. Bill and Stan will be at the Learning Science stand both days. You are very welcome to say hello and find out about how Smart Worksheets could take your teaching labs to the next level.

Biochemistry Forever: Learning Science at FEBS Congress 2018 (plus giveaways!)

From the 7th-12th July, FEBS Congress are celebrating Biochemistry Forever 2018 in the beautiful historic city of Prague.

Bill, Iain and Emily will be at the Learning Science stand ready to find out about your practical labs and how you might want to take your teaching labs to the next level. Pick up some free science art and enter our first ever competition to win €6000 worth of bioscience simulations for your labs.

Horizons in STEM: Making Connections, Innovating and Sharing Pedagogy

Learning Science are proud to sponsor and exhibit at the Horizons in STEM HE conference at the University of Hull on the 28th - 29th June 2018. The theme this year is Making Connections, Innovating and Sharing Pedagogy, and we look forward to exchanging ideas and discussing pedagogical practices with fellow innovators across Higher Education disciplines.

New and Improved: What's coming up next for Learning Science

Here at Learning Science we’ve been innovating for over ten years, and we’re not planning on stopping now. There are some very exciting developments underway at LearnSciHQ, and we’d like to share a few with you here: a growing bioscience library, Smart Worksheets now enriched with interactive graphs, plus the first steps of a new chemistry series.

Enhance, not replace: Why real university teaching labs are irreplaceable

Teaching labs across the country are going through a time of transition, including the introduction of learning technology. In recent years we have seen the development and potential of virtual labs which could be used to replace teaching labs.

However, real university teaching labs are invaluable; irreplaceable, even. Here are our top four reasons why.

How the University of Glasgow’s School of Chemistry transformed its teaching labs

This semester, the University of Glasgow’s School of Chemistry have transformed two teaching lab units with learning technology.

In doing so, they have enhanced student confidence in the lab, made more efficient use of  lab time and improved the quality, consistency and timeliness of feedback whilst reducing the staff marking burden.

5 strategies for more effective online assessments

Online assessments are an increasingly integral part of UK higher education. The potential is huge, and the possibilities growing. But digital infrastructure alone is not sufficient for effective online assessment. A foundation of solid pedagogical underpinnings is needed.

Here are five tips to enhance the effectiveness of your online assessment practices.