Material Detail

"Virtual Labs in the Online Biology Course: Student Perceptions of Effectiveness and Usability" icon

Virtual Labs in the Online Biology Course: Student Perceptions of Effectiveness and Usability

The purpose of this study was to investigate student perceptions of virtual biology labs used in two online introductory biology courses. Students completed an online survey, containing Likert-type and open-ended items, about perceptions of the CD-ROM-based virtual biology laboratories and face-to-face (F2F) laboratories they completed during the courses.  Findings indicated that though most students (86.9%) perceived the F2F laboratories as more effective than the virtual laboratories across several criteria, many of them (60.8% on one criterion) perceived the virtual laboratories as effective as well. The authors discuss how student-identified issues related to interactivity and feedback could be influenced by the design of the learning experience, virtual laboratory tool, and/or the use... Show More
Rate

Quality

More about this material

Browse...

Disciplines with similar materials as Virtual Labs in the Online Biology Course: Student Perceptions of Effectiveness and Usability

Comments

Log in to participate in the discussions or sign up if you are not already a MERLOT member.