AmritaCREATE, one of the research projects of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, in collaboration with Travancore Sahodaya, jointly organized a teachers training programme on Online Labs for School Lab Experiments- a virtual project for students from class 9 to class 12 to perform Biology, Physics and Chemistry lab experiments. The event held at St. John’s School, Kollam, Kerala, on February 22, 2017. The training program was attended by seventy- five science teachers from thirty- six schools.
Ms. Sindhu Saju and Mr. Ashish Mohan represented AmritaCREATE. The team explained the significance and benefits of the O-Labs project and demonstrated some of the experiments showcased in the project to the participants. Later on, the participants got the opportunity to explore the website in the computer lab of the school during the hands- on session.
The training program ended with the distribution of free Online Labs offline CDs and certificates of participation to the participants.
“Online Labs is applicable in the present day science curriculum. The workshop introduced many topics related to real life situations,” commented Ms.Ancy Kishore, Oxford Central School, Kollam.
“The training was effective and informative. Easy to understand and perform an experiment virtually. We can save more time by performing an experiment online compared to real lab,” remarked Ms. Baby Girija, Anand Bhavan Central School, Anchal.