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Title of Initiative / Project
GOLAB-Global online science labs
Name of Organiser
University of Twente
Start and ending date of the Initiative
Was the initiative carried out in the framework of a funded project?
Funding Programme
7 FP
Title of the project
GOLAB-Global online science labs inquiry learning at schools
University of Twente
Project number
Grant Agreement no. 317601
Type of deliverables
Online course, Teaching Methodology, Video, Didactical resource
Thematic area
Chemistry, Maths, Physics, Biology, Science
Language of the deliverable
Other EU, English
Target Group
Description of the initiative
The goal of the project is to build strong connection between science and education, creating a unique way to make learning more effective by providing schools, teachers and students with the necessary tools. The Go-Lab project offers possibilities to online lab providers to publicize their virtual laboratories and to educational providers (schools, but also universities and other educational institutions) to enrich their programs by making them more interactive and modern.
More Information
Teachers may integrate live demonstrations and experiments conducted with remote and virtual labs in their regular classroom activities through:
- The golab portal:
- And the online labs in particular:
The portal gives opportunities to search through 6 scientific domains(chemistiry, biology, physics, envirnomental studies, astronomy, geography and earth sciences) and different age categories of students. The portal offers activities available in 25 languages.
Teachers’ Opinion
The opportunity to use various virtual labs is wonderful. Especially in such conditions as in Bulgarian schools where laboratory equipment and rooms are scarce. I think this initiative offers excellent teaching and learning opportunities because as it can be used from teachers in their practice and educational process it is applicable also for self use by students.
Students’ Opinion
There are many labs that present different experiments in different subjects. It is really interesting to see and to use them for better understanding of the science lessons. I very much liked the lab presenting electric circuits in physics: I have always had troubles with physics and is very helpful to see things explained in such way.

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Date: 2015.04.02

Posted by Daniela Yordanova (Bulgaria)

The initiative seems very successful. This is a great way to learn and remember an experiment. Laboratories are made interesting. They catch attention through visualization experiments and it is more easily understanding and remembering. Everyone can do an experiment in the laboratory (online) without the need of any tools and without worry that something might go wrong. This can also be a way to discover new knowledge in the world, though we students have a great imagination and a little awkwardness, which can lead to unexpected results.

Date: 2015.03.12

Posted by Irena Šuchterova (Slovakia)

• Why is the project (selected initiative) important?
• Will an initiative/project provide outputs that can help to overcome lack of students´ motivation to study science?
• Do you plan to test given outputs (with your students)?
• linking the normal “ordinary” school life and virtual laboratories, which aren´t very common in our schools; realistic view of the natural phenomena; cross-curricular relations; increase of the language competences
• yes
• yes

• What do you think are the possibilities of the selected project to be successful in increasing students' interest in studying science subjects?

Student - Martina Korgová
I appreciate virtual labs, because I don’t have the opportunity in our school to make some experiments. We don’t have biological laboratories. The other advantage is that I can read the topics in English and thus improve the usage of a foreign language, which will also help me in preparing for the school leaving exams called maturita.


Dissemination Seminar in Florence

31 October 2015 The seminar has been held in ITIS “A. Meucci” one of the schools involved within Goerudio project activities. Its main aim was to promote the results of the project toward a broad sample of stakeholders even overcrossing the number of people directly involved in the production of project outcomes. This purpose has been totally achieved especially thanks to the participation of students and teachers coming from different schools or from other classes instead of those ones directly involved within the project activities.