Wondering how students can get hands-on experience to learn the critical physiology skills usually taught in the practical lab during the Coronavirus epidemic? BIOPAC is introducing Biopac Student Lab Home (BSL HOME)—a new product specifically geared towards teaching physiology labs remotely. BSL HOME will allow your students to conduct physiology labs in the safety of their own home, dorm room, or any remote location.
BSL-HOME is a complete physiology lab solution for both students and instructors:
For students—BIOPAC ships a small, lightweight, hand-held device with integrated software directly to the student. Students learn by doing—they are guided through lessons with step-by-step instructions in the software. Once they have collected the data, they submit it to the instructor for review and feedback. Students ship the device back to BIOPAC for testing and sanitizing when the lab work is completed.
For instructors—BSL HOME provides physiology lessons on heart signals (ECG), brain waves (EEG), muscle activity (EMG), eye movement (EOG), and Respiration. BIOPAC manages student orders, delivery logistics, consumables, support, and safe handling of all items—making it easy for instructors to continue running their practical labs and for students to gain critical practical skills.
Join BIOPAC and learn how BSL HOME can help you teach hands-on physiology labs during the Coronavirus epidemic. We’ve invited Professor Cindy Marolf, Ed.D., to share her experience teaching remotely and we’ll share our ideas for how you can thrive in this new era.
Attend this workshop if you are concerned about:
Offering a practical lab component to students outside of the lab
Successfully teaching students who need to develop important skills
Providing real-time feedback and assessments to remote students
Students not enrolling in remote labs
Meeting enrollment goals of the department and institution
Cindy Marolf has been teaching Human Anatomy & Physiology at Nebraska Wesleyan University for 30 years using BIOPAC systems for 15 years in her teaching labs. She uses BIOPAC extensively in both lower and upper-level anatomy and physiology courses, tailoring the lessons for each group. For the biology major courses, data collected using BIOPAC systems is utilized in statistical analysis assignments to enhance the learning experience. Most recently, she has overseen undergraduate research projects using EEG, ulnar nerve conduction speed, and grip strength using the hand grip dynamometer.
About Jasmine Anderson
Jasmine is the new Biopac Student Lab Product Manager who previously served as the Midwest Regional Sales Representative for the last four years. Prior to joining BIOPAC Systems, Jasmine taught undergraduate laboratory courses and received training in active learning strategies for STEM. Today, she works on educational solutions that engage and excite students while streamlining the teaching process.
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