Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) software can be used by students and researchers to organize laboratory data, save historical versions of files, and share information and collaborate with others. It’s used for various types of laboratories, including engineering, chemistry, biology, and more.
Academic Technologies and Cornell University Library are conducting a pilot project to determine whether to offer Electronic Lab Notebook software as a service. The software that has been chosen for this pilot is LabArchives: www.labarchives.com. Determination of whether to move forward with ELNs after the spring semester will be based on the degree of success of the pilot.
Posted by Matt Klein on Friday, February 22nd 2013
An Electronic Portfolio (ePortfolio) provides students with an online platform to collect content that represent themselves and the work they produce. The online nature also extends traditional paper-based assignments to include video, audio, links, and better quality images.
When online materials are represented as printed materials, something is lost in the translation. So when students turn in a printed portfolio as an assignment, their online content–from blogs, tweets, and discussion forums–suffers. Other digital material, like audio and video files can’t even be represented. Most mobile phones can capture audio and video, and can be used to documentation purposes, but without a way to incorporate these files, they are often under-used.
ePortfolios help to bridge the gap between offline and online learner content.
ePortfolios can be used by a student throughout their career, and can give them insight into their growth and development, as well as a platform on which to make connections between various learning experiences. Also, ePortfolios provide the option for continuous sharing with selected people—like instructors and colleagues—so the work can be more collaborative.
To find out more about how ePortfolios can be used to support teaching and learning, contact Academic Technologies at email@example.com or call 607-255-9760.