Arizona State University’s Design for Remote Labs

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A video that describes several forms of remote labs, including evaluating the pros and cons of each format. It describes: virtual labs, in which students simulate the experience of working at a bench; asynchronous labs, in which students are sent a packaged lab to complete on their own time and at their own pace; kitchen labs, in which students perform a simple experiment with basic equipment available in any household; and synchronous labs, in which students are sent equipment but conduct the lab simultaneously, in front of their own computer, while being led by an instructor. A number of other resources are linked from this page.

Pros: A good place to start if you are wrestling with the initial complexities of how to transition a lab to an online environment.  Resources and suggestions are offered for both science-based labs as well as art, music, and performance studios in the humanities.

Cons: Lacks concrete suggestions about effective strategies to design your own virtual/asynchronous/kitchen/synchronous labs.