Bringing Real Science Labs Online
January 15, 2015, 12-1p
Presenter: Harry E. Keller, Ph.D.

Description

This webinar will introduce you to Smart Science® online interactive, experiential science labs. It will show you how the overall learning scaffold works, which student data are stored, and demonstrate different examples of prerecorded real experiments. After participating in this webinar, you should better understand the online real experiment option provided through this technology and be prepared to inject it into your own courses.

Curriculum Vitae for Harry E. Keller, Ph.D.

Dr. Harry E. Keller has spent his life working in the fields of science, education, and computer technology. In the late 1990s, he and his team conceived of the concept of using prerecorded real experiments to improve science education dramatically through the use of Internet technology. He is the president and a founder of Paracomp, Inc., which built and markets the award-winning Smart Science® education system of instructional lab units (www.smartscience.net) based on this original, patented concept.

Dr. Keller obtained his B.S. in chemistry from the California Institute of Technology and his doctorate from Columbia University. He went on to do postdoctoral studies at Colorado State University and become an assistant professor at Northeastern University. He also has worked as an industrial research scientist at a process control company, a principal programmer and software development manager at a large computer manufacturer, and vice president of R&D for a very successful start-up company.

Among other activities, Dr. Keller chaired the 3,500-member Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society, ran the Department of Energy's New England Regional Science Bowl for several years, and was the volunteer science club advisor for Newton North High School for six years.

For more than ten years, Dr. Keller has been deeply involved in using technology to improve science education by improving student engagement and outcome while lowering costs. He holds two U.S. patents and has published many articles in science, computer technology, and education in both peer-reviewed and popular publications.

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