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Developing Procedural Knowledge via a Distance

By David Ellis, Lecturer in Technology Education, Southern Cross University Ever tried to assemble a flat packed piece of furniture without the pictures? How about successfully landing a passenger aircraft without stepping into the cockpit? In higher education, the nature of specific disciplines requires academics to impart procedural knowledge as well as the declarative knowledge to […]

Celebrating our Veterans through Improved Access to Higher Education

By Linda Jeschofnig, Founder and CEO of Hands-On Labs  This week, America honors the hundreds of thousands of Veterans who have so-well served our country and kept it safe from harm’s way. More than ever, since WWII, Veterans are seeking to improve their futures by going to college. The 2009 post- 9/11 GI Bill and numerous […]

Teaching Tips for Online Science Instructors

Collaboration and the discussion of lab results is an important part of the learning process in any science course and can be easily incorporated into online-science courses via their Discussion Boards. Among the tips we give science instructors are the following on scheduling the due dates for lab reports and lab discussions: Schedule the due […]

Science Has Been a Top US Priority since Civil War

By Laura Yaun, Hands-on Labs, Inc. Wishing HOL’s Scientist, Dr. Eric Punkay, a very rewarding future in teaching. You will be missed, but students need great teachers like you and we applaud your change of career decision. In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln created the National Academy of Sciences by signing into law the Act of […]

Have a Clear View of Distance Education

Guest post by Melissa Spears Online education is one of today’s most controversial topics and whenever it is discussed you get to hear uncountable “ifs” and “buts.” This is due to the lack of knowledge that people possess about distance learning. Some people say that it makes students go off the track of life and […]

DoD provides distance learning

By Laura Yaun, Hands-on Labs, Inc. In March of 2011, The Department of Defense put into effect DANTES Mission. The Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support says it all in its name. It was designed “to support off-duty, voluntary education programs of the Department of Defense and to conduct special projects and development activities in […]

Distance Learning is Proven to be Efficient and Popular

By Laura Yaun Obtaining a college degree is becoming more convenient and affordable through distance learning. Work and family schedules may not always permit a person seeking higher education to start or finish their college degree program. Distance learning allows the student to do their coursework online, on their own time, and help them reach […]

What’s on your mind about Earth Science?

During last month’s webinar about our new Earth Science LabPaq, we received important questions from participants.  We thought it would be helpful to run some of them in case they are also on your mind.