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Infographic: Best Practices for Student Retention and Success

Infographic: Best Practices for Student Retention and Success

These tips can help you increase student engagement and retention in online classes.
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Chemistry of Life: Bonding and Properties of Water

Chemistry of Life: Bonding and Properties of Water

In this lab investigation, students investigate three types of chemical bonds: ionic, covalent, and hydrogen. They then test the properties of water and examine molecular interactions in a series of 3 activities.
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Chemistry of Life: Bonding and Properties of Water Instructor Answer Key

Chemistry of Life: Bonding and Properties of Water Instructor Answer Key

A detailed answer key for the lab investigation Chemistry of Life: Bonding and Properties of Water.
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Carolina Distance Learning Lab Safety Videos

Lab Safety Videos

Carolina Distance Learning™ Kits provide everything students need to perform investigations safely, including materials, instructions, and training. These instructional videos cover tips and techniques.
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Carolina Distance Learning™ Lab Kits at the University of North Carolina Wilmington

Carolina Distance Learning™ Lab Kits at the University of North Carolina Wilmington

UNCW partnered with Carolina to provide distance learning biology labs that help prepare nursing students for advanced life science courses. The results? Enrollment growth and student success. Read the case study.
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Infographic -- Carolina Distance Learning: A Smart Way to Do Science

Infographic—Carolina Distance Learning™: A Smart Way to Do Science

An infographic explaining the average cost and time savings that come from taking online courses.
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Quality Lab Design and Content

Carolina Distance Learning™ Lab Kits: Quality Lab Design and Content

Anatomy and physiology students excel thanks to Carolina Distance Learning™ lab kits.
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Carolina Hosts First Meeting of Distance Learning Advisory Board

Carolina Distance Learning™ Build Your Own Kits: Flexible, Customizable

See how Hennepin College used Custom Kits to create a successful online science program.
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Launching Your Distance Learning Lab Science Course

Launching Your Distance Learning Lab Science Course

Our lab kits provide everything students need to perform investigations safely.
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Carolina Hosts First Meeting of Distance Learning Advisory Board

Carolina Hosts First Meeting of Distance Learning Advisory Board

In July 2016, we hosted the first meeting of our Distance Learning Advisory Board. Several key trends emerged.
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Carolina Distance Learning™ Lab Kits: Making It Easy to Customize, Teach, and Learn

Carolina Distance Learning™ Lab Kits: Making It Easy to Customize, Teach, and Learn

A professor successfully launches her university’s first online biology course with straightforward, effective labs from Carolina Distance Learning™.
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10 Tips for Developing and Teaching Online Science Courses from Distance Learning Pros

10 Tips for Developing and Teaching Online Science Courses from Distance Learning Pros

Get advice from current online teaching professionals on how to develop and teach your science course in an online setting.
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Carolina Distance Learning™ Subscribes to Quality Matters™

Carolina Distance Learning™ Subscribes to Quality Matters™

Carolina Distance Learning™ is committed to ensuring that our online lab content and courses employ the best practices based on existing research literature. To meet these goals, Carolina Distance Learning™ has become a Quality Matters™ (QM) subscriber.
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Online College Laboratory Courses: Can They Be Done and Will They Affect Graduation and Retention Rates?

Online College Laboratory Courses: Can They Be Done and Will They Affect Graduation and Retention Rates? 

With the steady increase of online lab classes, the question for many schools is, will these classes negatively impact our retention and graduation rates? An article by a distance learning pro provides insight and data to help you answer that question. 
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Kinesthetic Learning and Online Science Education

Kinesthetic Learning and Online Science Education

The laboratory is at the center of science education and scientists agree that the best way to learn science is to do science. So, how do we incorporate kinesthetic learning in an online learning environment traditionally based on sight and sound?
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Setting Student Expectations for Distance Learning

Setting Student Expectations for Distance Learning

Misaligned student and instructor expectations may create frustration and lead to attrition in distance learning courses. Clear communication among all class participants is essential for aligning expectations.
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Transferability and Articulation Agreements for Online Science Lab Courses

Transferability and Articulation Agreements for Online Science Lab Courses

A well-defined articulation agreement featuring courses delivered online provides a lucrative balance for students, faculty, and administrators.
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Rhetoric on Online Education Integrity

Rhetoric on Online Education Integrity

Well-designed labs that rely on kits to satisfy the hands-on, inquiry component of online science courses are pivotal to engaging students, helping them achieve essential learning outcomes, and promoting deeper learning.
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Online Science Education: A Cheaper Option for Colleges

Online Science Education: A Cheaper Option for Colleges?

Being aware of some of the most commonly overlooked costs can help administrators determine how online science education will affect their institution’s profitability.
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Gaining Faculty Acceptance for Distance Learning Science Labs

Gaining Faculty Acceptance for Distance Learning Science Labs

There are institutions of higher education that have gained faculty acceptance and successfully implemented online science labs with high-quality, rigorous content using kits that employ legitimate lab equipment to teach vital, hands-on skills.
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Managing Academic Integrity In Online Labs

Top Ten Tips for Creating an Engaging Online Community

To ensure online teaching success, student engagement is of paramount importance. Students need to feel they are part of a class and need a platform to voice concerns and have open discussions.
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Infographic: Easy Purchase Options for Distance Learning Lab Kits

Infographic: Two Ways We Make Kit Purchases Easy for Faculty and Students

An infographic explaining the different options for purchasing Carolina Distance Learning™ Lab Kits. Carolina makes it easy for you to design a custom kit for your course and choose student purchasing options.
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Are Your Students Prepared for Distance Learning?

Are My Students Prepared for Distance Learning?

Accurate and early self-assessment can help students to determine if they’re ready for distance learning and focus on needed changes to achieve success.
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Managing Academic Integrity In Online Labs

Managing Academic Integrity In Online Labs

Just as in a face-to-face class, it is important to maintain academic integrity in an online science class. Regular instructor-to-student interaction will increase academic integrity.
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Encouraging Student Engagement in Online College Laboratory Courses

Encouraging Student Engagement in Online College Laboratory Courses

More and more students are taking online classes, including online laboratory classes. With this increase in online education comes the issue of how to keep students engaged and ensure they don’t drop a course or stop doing the required work.
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How to Hold Online Students Accountable

How to Hold Online Students Accountable

With the rising popularity of online education come concerns about how to keep students honest and hold them accountable for their work.
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Distance Learning Laboratory Safety Agreement

Distance Learning Laboratory Safety Agreement

A safety agreement that students should sign before beginning a distance learning lab course.
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Are Your Students Prepared for Distance Learning?

Are Your Students Prepared for Distance Learning?

The online learning environment is not ideal for every student. When students are able to self-assess their readiness for online learning, they can make informed decisions about whether to pursue their studies online or in a traditional on-campus setting.
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Infographic: Making Distance Learning Lab Investigations Safer

Infographic: Making Distance Learning Lab Investigations Safer

An infographic explaining how Carolina creates a safe investigation and how the instructor can help keep their students safe.
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Getting Started with Carolina Distance Learning Lab Kits

Getting Started with Carolina Distance Learning™ Lab Kits

A concise guide to getting started with Carolina Distance Learning labs. Know what decisions you need to make in order to get started.
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Best Practices: Getting Started in an Online Laboratory Course

Best Practices: Getting Started in an Online Laboratory Course

Although today’s students are increasingly familiar with online learning, there are still many for whom an online lab course may be a novel experience. Thus, it is beneficial to ask students to self-assess before beginning any online course in order to determine their readiness for a learning environment that requires a high degree of self-regulation.
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Distance Learning Labs: Are They Feasible?

Distance Learning Labs: Are They Feasible?

Why not do labs online? What about equipment, safety, and chemical storage? A Carolina Distance Learning™ specialist gives a personal account of a successful transition from traditional college courses to distance learning labs.
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