Why Choose Carolina?

Why Choose Carolina?

Proven in the field of science education, Carolina has the infrastructure and flexibility to build the kit the way you want it, and deliver it to your students at the time and price you need.

Why Choose Carolina?

Proven in the field of science education, Carolina has the infrastructure and flexibility to build the kit the way you want it, and deliver it to your students at the time and price you need.
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Carolina Distance Learning® lab kits are designed specifically for college-level distance education. They provide the same rigor, relevance, and results that traditional labs provide, giving your online students a successful lab experience wherever they are.

Science Kit Solutions for Distance Learning

Enhance the lab experience with Carolina's lab kits designed specifically for college-level distance education. Choose from more than 200 hands-on investigations to align with your science course requirements.
Biology
Chemistry
Human Biology
Anatomy & Physiology
Microbiology
Physics
Environmental Science
Allied Health

How It Works

How It Works

Our Distance Learning Specialists can help you design a lab kit customized to match your desired learning outcomes.
Send us your syllabus or desired learning outcomes, and we will help you design a lab kit that matches your requirements. We'll even send you a free sample of the kit for evaluation.
Build and price your kit.
We coordinate with your school bookstore to make the kits available for purchase there via vouchers*, or create a custom landing page so your students can purchase them online.
Kits are delivered to students' homes.
*For many schools, bookstore kit vouchers are the best option. The vouchers don't take up valuable shelf space, and unredeemed vouchers are refundable.

Carolina vs the Competition

Carolina vs the Competition

Nine out of ten customers would recommend Carolina Distance Learning® to a colleague. See how we measure up to the competition:

Carolina

Competition

Experience with science education materials and kits
90 years
20 years
Requires contract
No
Yes
Flexible voucher program
Yes
No
Instructor choice
Yes
Limited
Mostly hands-on
Yes
No
Two-day shipping
Yes
No
Full-time experts on staff
Yes
No
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Safety, Support, Success

Safety, Support, Success

Each investigation has been tested for safety and reliability in the home setting to ensure student success. Kits also come with the necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) and instructions to safely perform these investigations in the home.
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Certification and Partners

Certification and Partners

Carolina Distance Learning® partners with world leaders in distance education to stay abreast of emerging trends and best practices.
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Quality Matters
Online Learning Consortium
BioDigital
Free Course DesignFree Course Design

Free Course Design

Free Course Design

Our Distance Learning Specialists will walk you through the free design process and stay with you during the course offering.
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Case Studies

Case Studies

Case Studies

Read about the experiences, obstacles, and solutions instructors have addressed using Carolina Distance Learning® kits.
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Case Studies

Testimonials

Testimonials

What faculty are saying about using Carolina Distance Learning® kits to provide engaging, hands-on labs for distance learning students:

The challenge in developing an online Biology course is finding a suitable experience for students to investigate and incorporate into their curriculum. That's what led me to the Build-Your-Own Science Kits from Carolina!"

— Dr. Jane Sprangers, Professor, Hennepin Technical College

I wanted my courses to be actual hands-on experiences in which students are actually doing the work. That is extremely valuable—and Carolina’s Build Your Own Science Kits allow me to do this.”

— Dr. Jane Sprangers, Hennepin Technical College

The Carolina distance learning labs come with excellent instructions that enable the students to successfully complete the labs at home—and enjoy doing them!”

— Jana Herron, Professor, Chattanooga State Community College

I needed a customized lab kit that would flow seamlessly with the course content and the investigations needed to be easy for students to follow and complete.”

— Dr. Kelley Flaherty, Professor, Alderson-Broaddus University

It is very easy to integrate the kit into the course; I experienced no problems at all.”

— Dr. Kelley Flaherty, Professor, Alderson-Broaddus University

Students have told me how much they enjoy doing the labs and how the labs help them learn the material and do well in the class.”

— Dr. Jennifer McCall, University of North Carolina-Wilmington

I wanted my courses to be actual hands-on experiences in which students are actually doing the work. That is extremely valuable—and Carolina’s Build Your Own Science Kits allow me to do this.”

— Dr. Jane Sprangers, Hennepin Technical College

I needed a customized lab kit that would flow seamlessly with the course content and the investigations needed to be easy for students to follow and complete.”

— Dr. Kelley Flaherty, Alderson-Broaddus University

Students have told me how much they enjoy doing the labs and how the labs help them learn the material and do well in the class."

— Dr. Jennifer McCall, University of North Carolina-Wilmington

Contact a Distance Learning Specialist

Contact a Distance Learning Specialist

Contact a Distance Learning Specialist today to discuss your specific needs, and for guidance throughout the process of selecting investigations, building kits, and using them in your course.
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