Rob Lue has a vision for a new, and very different, approach to learning online. In this world, teachers – anywhere – will be able to design customized learning pathways for their classes, for small groups within classes or for individual learners with particular needs. Working from an accessible and user-friendly platform, they will draw on a massive store of digital content, selecting notes, infographics, videos and ways of assessment. They will be able to share their approaches and insights across a professional community of peers.
The LabXchange platform was launched in early 2020 and is open and free for the world of education. Download the full report on the LabXchange project to learn more about:
- How LabXchange was conceptualized and funded
- The Blockstore – the key to unlocking personalized learning pathways
- How complex science content was translated into experimental simulations
- How teachers will be able to design their own lessons from the LabXchange platform
“A new way of reusing and sharing learning content and a new class of virtual experiments. It’s all integrated with a community, a learning community. So it’s like a social network, but in this case it’s a learning network.”
Rob is Professor of the Practice of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University.
Before this, he was Faculty Director of HarvardX, leading the development and delivery of online courses for Open edX, the Massive Open Online Course platform pioneered by Harvard in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
LabXchange builds on the strong foundations of Open edX but is structured very differently, with the potential to free zettabytes of digital learning materials for use in new ways. Hubble Studios is proud to have been an integral part of this project from the get go.