Building accessible digital content for online learning

Building accessible digital content for online learning

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) releases open standards for the web to drive web use, development, and growth into the future. This includes setting standards for creating accessible content - that is, content that can be perceived, understood, and operated by any individual, especially those with impairments and disabilities. To guide web designers, developers, and content creators in creating

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Fall Preview: One Month In

Fall Preview: One Month In

Are you interested in becoming a beta tester? Click Tester's Login and use the password fallpreview to create your account! Just one month ago, on September 23rd, we kicked off the LabXchange fall preview and opened up the platform to beta testers for the first time. We now have test users on five continents, and new ones join every day.

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Siamo un mondo: Bringing LabXchange to Italy

Siamo un mondo: Bringing LabXchange to Italy

In September 2019, Amgen Biotech Experience Massachusetts Site Director Tara Bennett Bristow traveled to Italy to introduce LabXchange at a gathering of stakeholders for ABE Italy. She shared her insights with us afterwards. Thank you, Tara, for hosting a preview event in Italy! We are excited to continue sharing LabXchange worldwide, and to make it a truly global learning community.

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Community-Driven Development: LabXchange Teacher Workshops

Community-Driven Development: LabXchange Teacher Workshops

For students and teachers alike, summer vacation flies by! But for us, it's a perfect time to convene educators and harness their expertise. This summer, LabXchange hosted two teacher workshops for design evaluation and user testing. Educators are a critical group of end users for LabXchange - and their feedback is vital in helping us build, shape, and refine the

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Volleying For Success

Volleying For Success

Through the Ls1a course, I became passionate about science education, and I jumped at the opportunity to work at LabXchange during the summer of 2019.

Our First Pathway Pilot

Our First Pathway Pilot

In June, we gathered essential insights from teachers and students on our first in-class pilot: the Amgen Biotech Experience Laboratory Pathway 1: Micropipetting and Gel Electrophoresis.

Designing the Virtual Laboratory

Designing the Virtual Laboratory

A key priority for LabXchange is to provide learners with greater access to science. Part of this undertaking means granting students access to laboratories with the necessary equipment. Hence, the idea for a virtual laboratory was born – a real lab experience with real lab techniques, at no cost

Building a Global Learning Community

Building a Global Learning Community

Here at LabXchange, we’re often asked what exactly it is that we do. Our answer–that we are working to build an open online platform for science education, and to foster a new generation of scientists worldwide–only prompts more questions.