2023 Annual Lab Report: The Latest Research on Online Learning & STEM

Hear the latest trends in online learning and key strategies for applying this to STEM programs based on insights from 1600+ online students and instructors.

Did you know…

???? 91% of students want to take science courses online
⚛️ 81% of students think online labs are engaging
✏️78% of instructors are satisfied with their online labs

It’s clear that online learning has become a critical part of higher education. In the eighth installment of the Changing Landscape of Online Education (CHLOE) report by Quality Matters & Eduventures®, senior online leaders share new insight into how online learning is evolving.

With the majority of survey participants reporting increased student demand for online and hybrid learning, juxtaposed with decreased demand for face-to-face courses, institutions continue to expand their online programs.

In order to respond to this increased demand and increase enrollment, many institutions are re-evaluating their approach to STEM and considering a shift to online offerings. In the spring and summer of 2023, Science Interactive set out to determine what students and instructors really think of teaching and learning in online STEM courses.

With over 1,600 responses from students and instructors from around the country, our new annual lab report examines critical topics around the quality, effectiveness, different formats, and access of online science labs—and answers the question: Can science labs be delivered effectively online?  During our live webinar, we’ll discuss the broader trends in online learning, highlighted in the latest CHLOE report, and then examine how this relates to the experiences of students and instructors in online science courses. You’ll gain specific insight into what’s working and not working in online science courses, the challenges instructors face, and opportunities for improving student support.

You’ll leave this webinar with a new set of actionable ideas for:

  • Making online courses more engaging 
  • Replicating the best parts of on-campus courses in an online environment 
  • Increasing student guidance and support in ways that lead to improved outcomes