Virtual laboratories: a panacea for the financial and ethical challenges associated with face-to-face physiology laboratories?

Voula Gaganis, Elizabeth Beckett, Nancy Aguilar-Roca, Sarah Etherington, Michelle French, Charlotte Haigh, Derek A Scott, Terrence Sweeney, John Zubek, Julia Choate

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Abstract

Ten physiology educators from four countries shared our experiences of rapidly transitioning on-campus face-to-face physiology laboratories to remote online mode in response to COVID-19 associated restrictions. Our discussions prompted the research question: ‘Does a switch to online laboratories solve the financial and ethical issues typically associated with face-to-face physiology laboratories?’. This study compares the financial, logistical, and ethical pressures experienced by educators and discusses ways in which these can be addressed when operating face-to-face, hybrid, or fully online labs. The study also discusses issues surrounding digital equity and how international students may be fully integrated with classes if working remotely.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 29 Apr 2021
EventUniversity of Aberdeen Annual Academic Development Symposium 2021: Best of Blends: Building Resilient Learning Communities During Our University's COVID-19 Response - online
Duration: 29 Apr 202129 Apr 2021

Conference

ConferenceUniversity of Aberdeen Annual Academic Development Symposium 2021
Period29/04/2129/04/21

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