Using virtual laboratories in Chemistry through guided inquiry-based approach

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J V Madhuri, LNS Prakash Goteti


Online learning and open online educational resources have been very helpful in continuous learning of the students.  COVID -19 pandemic has disrupted in various sectors including education. These online resources and learning platforms have enabled students to learn from home, to keep in pace with their regular learning schedules planned as part of their curriculum. Imparting practical skills through virtual environments is of great interest and digital technologies are being explored in establishing such platforms. In the present work we present experiences based on the virtual labs adopted to impart laboratory module of chemistry, as part engineering curriculum at undergraduate level. The present work describes various stages pertaining to inquiry-based learning, leveraging virtual labs for enhancing the conceptual understanding of the students.

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