Remote solutions for lab teaching and research projects: webinar recordings, how-to guides, teaching resources and links.

Dr Nigel Francis
Swansea University

Dr David Smith
Sheffield Hallam
University

Prof Ian Turner
University of Derby

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Dr Dave Lewis
University of Leeds

Final year honours and capstone projects:

how-to guides for staff and students

Criminal Justice System (CJS) learning resources from crime scene, to forensic laboratory, to court: webinar recordings, infographics and links.

Dr Rachel Bolton-King
Staffordshire
University

Leisa Nichols-Drew
De Montfort
University

Prof Ian Turner
University of Derby

#DryLabsRealScience

 

#DryLabsRealScience has been meeting twice a month to discuss the challenges of lab provision in the face of COVID-19. We share good practice, experiences and tips around an alternative to lab provisions and research projects. We hold fortnightly webinars; if you would like to join the mailing list and receive invites to the sessions, or if you'd like to present a talk, then please email any one of us using the grey buttons.

Swansea University

Sheffield Hallam
University

University of Derby

#DryLabsRealScience webinar recordings

Biosummit 2020 presentation

#DryLabsRealScience: what have we learnt?

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Non-lab alternative capstone projects

Dr Dave Lewis, University of Leeds @lewisd99 

Non-lab Masters level projects

Dr David Smith, Sheffield Hallam University @dave_thesmith 

Box of broadcasts: capstone projects

Dr Chris Willmott, University of Leicester @cjrw

Questionnaire-based projects

Dr Katharine Hubbard, University of Hull @KEHplantsci 

Bio-enterprise dissertation projects

Prof Momna Hejmadi, University of Bath @HejmadiMomna

Undergraduate laboratory provision

Prof Ian Turner, University of Derby @DocWithTheSocs

LearningScience: virtual lab software

Dr Ian Thistlethwaite @LearnSciHQ 

Labster: teaching lab courses remotely

Dr Sam Butcher @labster

Virtual labs to enhance wet-lab teaching

Ms Dani Evans, University of Surrey @danidietitian
Dr Ian Bailey, University of Surrey @DrIanBailey 

Setting up an online MSc course

Dave Ruckley, Swansea University @DaveRuckley

Game-based learning

Dr Louise Robinson, University of Derby @Doc_R_

OpenSTEM lab and teaching at distance

Dr Mark Hirst, The Open University

Augmented reality

Dr Robbie Baldock, Solent University @RA_Baldock 

Benchling: online molecular biology lab

Dr Philip Leftwich, University of East Anglia @PhilipLeftwich

Switching from wet to dry lab projects

Dr Keith Miller, Sheffield Hallam University 

Photographs in teaching and learning

Dr David Bryson, University of Derby

Automatically-generated data sets

Dr Nic Harmer, University of Exeter

Microbiology via Zoom

Dr Mel Lacey, Sheffield Hallam University @MelMLacey

Interactive websites, endless calculations

Dr Peter Klappa, University of Kent @pk_kent

Peter has provided links to his websites (above) that contain a wide range of resources, from interactive virtual experiments (Dry Labs) to unlimited calculations practice. He is generously offering to work with members of the #DryLabsRealScience community to develop additional resources that will fill gaps in current provision - do get in touch.

Interactive video resources

Dr Nigel Francis, Swansea University @Nige1980

Nigel's resources include interactive simulations and videos – including a virtual flow cytometer, immunology revision game and lab equipment and technique demonstration videos with some common error quizzes. Some resources are still in development but can be freely downloaded and embedded in your own VLEs using the SCORM packages where available. These resources have all been made freely available but please attribute the work that the creators have put in if sharing with your students. 

Adobe Captivate

Dr Noel Carter, University of Sunderland @DrNoelCarter

Coming soon: interactive resources generated using Adobe Captivate

Remote practicals in engineering

Dr Tom Howard, University of Sheffield

Capstone projects - updates

Dr Dave Lewis, University of Leeds

Virtual alternatives to fieldwork

Dr Dom Henri, University of Hull @DominicCHenri

TurningPoint quizzes to gamify learning

Dr Noel Carter, University of Sunderland @DrNoelCarter

Smart Worksheets for student numeracy

Dr Alex Moores, University of Kent

[Do] [Explore] [Act]

Dr Bob LeSuer, SUNY Brockport,  www.bobthechemist.com

High Content Image Analysis From Home

Dr Julia Sero, University of Bath @CellMorphometry

Virtual Labs for Analytical and Bioanalytical Sciences

Dr David Smith, Sheffield Hallam University @dave_thesmith

Engaging Students with Online Lab Practicals

Dr Isabel Murillo Carbeza, University of Bristol

IoT Science: 
easier than you think!

Krys Bangert, University of Sheffield @KrysBangert

#DryLabsRealScience resources and links

#7free resources for
Virtual

dissection

Prof Ian Turner,
University of Derby

#7free resources for
Immunology

Dr Nigel Francis,

Swansea University

#7free resources for
Anatomy & physiology

Prof Ian Turner,
University of Derby

#7free resources for
Protein structure & enzymes

Dr David Smith,

Sheffield Hallam University

#7free resources for
Genetics & molecular biology

Prof Ian Turner,
University of Derby

#7free resources for
Microbiology

Prof Ian Turner,

University of Derby

#7free resources for
Simulations

Dr Nigel Francis,

Swansea University

How to guide #1
Student-produced videos of practical learning outcomes

 

Prof Ian Turner,
University of Derby

How to guide #5

Focus group
based projects

 

Dr Mel Lacey,

Sheffield Hallam University

How to guide #9

Augmented reality for bioscience education

Dr Robbie Baldock,

Solent University

How to guide #2
Using lab simulations for teaching/practising practical skills

 

Dr Nigel Francis,
Swansea University

How to guide #6

Projects analysing broadcast media

 

Dr Chris Willmott,

University of Leicester

How to guide #10

Benchling: molecular biology tools for online teaching

Dr Philip Leftwich,

University of East Anglia

How to guide #3
Analysis of qualitative data through coding

 

Dr David Smith,
Sheffield Hallam University

How to guide #7

Bioinformatic analysis of publicly available RNAseq data

Dr Noel Carter,

University of Sunderland

How to guide #11

Make the most of
group work

Dr Anne Tierney and

Dr Joanna Smith

How to guide #4 Questionnaire-based projects

 

Dr Katharine Hubbard,

University of Hull

How to guide #8

Systematic review

projects

Dr Keith Miller,

Sheffield Hallam University

Dr Dave Lewis' resources

 

Dr Dave Lewis is a National Teaching Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology & Bioethics at the University of Leeds.

 

Dave has produced a suite of resources to facilitate remote supervision of a variety of capstone projects and remote lab teaching; please find these below.

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STAFF:
How-to guides: capstone projects

Dr Dave Lewis' fourteen "how do to it" guides for different capstone project

STAFF:
Data sets for non-lab projects

 

An extensive database compiled and kindly shared by Dr Dave Lewis

STAFF:
E-bio practicals database

 

An extensive database compiled and kindly shared by Dr Dave Lewis

STUDENTS:
Choosing your Bioscience Final Year Project

A student guide to 15 different formats, including  skills developed & potential career pathways

#RemoteForensicCSI

 

#RemoteForensicCSI is an open, professional network and holds monthly webinars to discuss the challenges of remote teaching across disciplines relevant to the criminal justice system (CJS) following the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics are particularly focused on crime scene investigation, forensic laboratory analysis and court. We share good practice, experiences, tips and resources to support online teaching, learning, research and training for FE and HE educators, and CJS practitioners. If you would like to join our MS Teams-based network, be added to our mailing list to receive invites to the sessions, or if you'd like to present a talk, then please email any one of us using the grey buttons. We look forward to welcoming you!

Staffordshire
University

De Montfort
University

University of Derby

#RemoteForensicCSI webinar recordings

Remote CSI

Dr Leisa Nichols-Drew, De Montfort University @ForensicLeisa 

Remote forensic labs

Prof Ian Turner, University of Derby @DocWithTheSocs 

Remote courts

Dr Rachel Bolton-King, Staffordshire University @DrRachelBK

Creating the forensic community

Dr Robert (Bob) Green OBE, University of Kent

Research projects in a pandemic

Dr Felicity Carlysle-Davies, University of Strathclyde @FCarlysle

Remote forensic toxicology

Dr Lorna Nisbet, UEA @lornanisbet1

Using the TTRPG platform Roll20
to develop remote crime scenes

Rory Simmons, University of Cumbria @DrRoryS 

Developing remote crime scenes -
a Google Earth workshop

Katie Davidson, University of Strathclyde @KatieDavidson90

Remote crime scene photography

Dr David Bryson, University of Derby 

CrimePad UK

Jeff Gurvis, CrimePad 

Crime Scene Examination using
360 and 2D images

Tim James, Teeside University @Ballamannin 

Teaching Forensic Science Remotely: Lessons Learned 

Kimberlee Moran, Rutgers University @kimsuemoran 

Forensic Science Scenario-based Learning

Dan Clark, Resimion

Virtual Reality for Crime Scene Investigation 

Helen Green & Dr Richard Mayne, UWE @_Richard_Mayne

360 VR for remote chemistry teaching

Dr. Caroline Pollard & Dr Jonathon Brooks, KCL 

@Caroline_Poll            @Brooksy_Jonno

Remote Practical Experiments

Dr Stephen Bleay, London South Bank University

Online practicals using a home environment

Helen Tidy, Teeside University @ForensicHelenT

#RemoteForensicCSI infographic resources

#CSInfographics
Remote

CSI

Leisa Nichols-Drew,
De Montfort University

#CSInfographics
Forensic

labs

Prof Ian Turner,
University of Derby

#CSInfographics
Remote

court

Dr Rachel Bolton-King,
Staffordshire University

#CSInfographics
Forensic toxicology

Dr Lorna Nisbet,
UEA

 

General resources

Advice and opinions

Article: remote teaching hands-on practical subjects

400+ anatomy teaching videos

Dr Sam Webster at Swansea University has made and shared these on his YouTube channel

Virtual lab software

The company Learning Science offers lab simulations

IBMS guidance on projects

Latest guidance document

June 4th 2020

Virtual analytical laboratory

Open resource developed at DMU

E-parasitology

A suite of online learning resources developed at DMU