Virtual Labs

Looking for free and low-cost multimedia course materials in STEM that engage students through active participation rather than passive observation? MERLOT, the California State University, and other partners have joined together to provide you a "one-stop shop" for free and low-cost online virtual labs.


WHY VIRTUAL LABS?

Virtual Labs for GE Biology

General education biology laboratory courses are facility and labor intensive and often have low student success. This project addresses these concerns through the implementation of online labs to engage students in the scientific method, reduce the demand for laboratory facilities, and decrease costs, addressing both facility and pedagogical bottleneck.

Project Report (pdf) | ePortfolio


EXPLORE THE COLLECTION

We have created "showcases" of virtual labs in different disciplines. You can browse the variety of virtual labs and then explore the larger collection within each discipline.


GUIDANCE AND SUPPORT FOR USING VIRTUAL LABS

The California State University has organized a wealth of information that support your planning and adoption, and implementation of virtual labs.