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Enhancing Hands-On Laboratory Learning Through Technology


Laboratories offer a chance for reduced instructor-to-student ratio and enhanced practical experiences. However, intensive lab activities such as dissections and microscopy
can isolate students on islands during labs as a result of different levels of equipment competency and previous experience. Digital pre-lab media, online recitation strategies, and microscope “screensharing” approaches can unify students in learning experiences.

Benjamin Wenner
Dr. Benjamin Wenner

Assistant Professor
Animal Science
The Ohio State University

Benjamin is an Assistant Professor in Animal Sciences with a research background in nutrition and microbiology. He is currently working to adapt readily-available technology for practical problem-solving in animal agriculture while enhancing hands-on learning experiences in the laboratory classroom.

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