Case Studies

Oxygen Electrode

Virtual Laboratories allow students to master practical laboratory skills through individual experimentation that provides greater student involvement and feedback.

A/Prof. Louise Lutze-Mann A/Prof. Louise Lutze-Mann School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences University of New South Wales

We found students more engaged in the virtual lab than working in the real one. The management analytics enabled me to identify where individual students were struggling with concepts and experimental design.

Oxygen electrode
The oxygen electrode virtual laboratory used in the lesson

The oxygen electrode virtual laboratory was developed to replace the wet lab which was being phased out due to a combination of capacity limitations, the high cost of replacing damaged equipment and access to supervisory staff. The virtual lab was able to effectively teach more students at a fraction of the first year’s equivalent development cost.

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