As part of UTSremotelabs group’s involvement with UTS U@Uni outreach program in collaboration with the national Bridges to Higher Education initiative, UTSremotelabs group provides informal professional development training to high school and university teachers so that they may get the best out of using remote laboratory technology.
Using the UTS Remote Laboratory, the primary objective of this training is to provide high school science teachers with the skills and knowledge to teach using remote laboratory technology, with the view of incorporating remotelabs sessions into their science and technology curriculums. This will help expose students to innovative and interesting experiments not normally available to schools due to cost, logistics and/or safety concerns.
At the completion of this training, teachers are expected to be able to:
- understand what remotelabs are and how they facilitate learning in the classroom
- understand how teaching with remote laboratory technology differs from using traditional hands-on laboratories
- develop practical skills in teaching using remotelabs
- identify how remotelabs can contribute to outcomes as defined by the Australian Curriculum and the Board of Studies NSW Science and Technology Syllabus, and
- develop remotelabs lesson plans.