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Scientix 10th SPWatFCL Brussels 26-28 February 2016: Go-Lab

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Presentation of "Go-Lab", held during the 10th Science Projects Workshop in the Future Classroom Lab, Brussels, 26-28 February 2016

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Scientix 10th SPWatFCL Brussels 26-28 February 2016: Go-Lab

  1. 1. © Go-Lab Project - Global Online Science Labs for Inquiry Learning at School Co-funded by EU (7th Framework Programme) Global Online Science Labs for Inquiry Learning in Schools Victor J. Perez Rubio Project Administrator & Pedagogical adviser European Schoolnet
  2. 2. 2© Go-Lab Project - Global Online Science Labs for Inquiry Learning at School Co-funded by EU (7th Framework Programme) 27/02/2016 Project: Funding: FP7 Duration: 4 years Nov‘12–Oct‘16 Partners: 19 Countries: 11 www.go-lab-project.eu
  3. 3. What is Go-Lab:  The Go-Lab project makes remote and online laboratories available for large-scale use in education. Main aims:  Offer students the opportunity to perform personalized scientific experiments with online labs.  Offers teachers the possibility to enrich their classroom activities with demonstrations and access to lab and activities. Access to the online Go-Lab community is also provided. 3© Go-Lab Project - Global Online Science Labs for Inquiry Learning at School Co-funded by EU (7th Framework Programme) 27/02/2016 What is Go-Lab & Main aims
  4. 4. Students learning with online labs gain …  more knowledge than students following expository instruction  more advanced knowledge than students who learn in a real lab 5© Go-Lab Project - Global Online Science Labs for Inquiry Learning at School Co-funded by EU (7th Framework Programme) 07/11/2015 But students need support in the form of an inquiry learning cycle and inquiry scaffolds (apps)! de Jong, T. (2006). Computer simulations - Technological advances in inquiry learning. Science, 312, 532-533. de Jong, T., Linn, M.C., & Zacharia, Z.C. (2013). Physical and virtual laboratories in science and engineering education. Science, 340, 305-308 Online labs are effective!
  5. 5. Inquiry Learning Cycle
  6. 6. Inquiry Learning Space (student view)
  7. 7. Inquiry Learning Scaffolds
  8. 8. Go-Lab Repository Online labs Apps Inquiry Learning Spaces Authoring Platform (Graasp) Creating & customizing Inquiry Learning Spaces Tutoring Platform Getting support from experts in video sessions Go-Lab Portal
  9. 9. Go-Lab in the praxis 9© Go-Lab Project - Global Online Science Labs for Inquiry Learning at School Co-funded by EU (7th Framework Programme)  15 pilot countries + several international countries  More than 1,200 schools  More than 1,500 teachers  Two pilot phases completed  Third pilot phase happening now 27/02/2016
  10. 10. Go-Lab in the praxis 10© Go-Lab Project - Global Online Science Labs for Inquiry Learning at School Co-funded by EU (7th Framework Programme)  Workshops with teachers  SPW 22-24 April  Go-Lab Summer Schools golab.ea.gr  Competition  Online support on golabz.tutoring.eu  Go-Lab Forum 27/02/2016
  11. 11. Teachers:  Expressed their enthusiasm about the features of Go-Lab  Expressed their willingness to create ILSs  Need more training in order to use Go-Lab systematically Students:  Were very excited with Go-Lab  Were able to use the online labs and tools in the ILS  Enjoyed their lesson  Expressed their willingness to use the Go-Lab again in their future lessons Go-Lab in the praxis 1127/02/2016 © Go-Lab Project - Global Online Science Labs for Inquiry Learning at School Co-funded by EU (7th Framework Programme)
  12. 12. 12© Go-Lab Project - Global Online Science Labs for Inquiry Learning at School Co-funded by EU (7th Framework Programme) 07/11/2015 Thank you for your attention! www.go-lab-project.eu www.golabz.eu Victor J. Perez-Rubio Project Administrator & Pedagogical Adviser victor.perez@eun.org

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