BioLab Collective: help us shape this innovative teaching tool


BioLab Collective – an Australian Laboratory Skills Video Library for the Molecular Biosciences is one of the four projects funded by the ACDS in 2021.

This project, led by Jack Wang from The University of Queensland focuses on the production of a specific set of online resources in bioscience education – laboratory skills training videos that can be used both synchronously and asynchronously in online learning environments. This project’s proposed outcomes include:

  • a novel library of laboratory demonstration videos focusing on experimental skills and techniques taught across molecular biosciences programs
  • a laboratory skills training framework – designed in collaboration with Bioscience educators from across ACDS member institutions – that highlights common mistakes and theoretical misconceptions for foundational laboratory techniques, and
  • best-practice guidelines relating to online and blended delivery of laboratory experiences, which will be disseminated through ACDS publications and workshops.

The project team is now seeking participants to gather information to guide the production of these learning resources for Molecular Biosciences education and is inviting instructors across ACDS member institutions to inform the design of video-based learning resources for laboratory skills training.

The project team is looking for information on laboratory skills taught in molecular bioscience programs across Australia, student misconceptions and technical mistakes in common techniques, and how video-based learning can help promote learning gains in this area. The laboratory videos produced by the project team will be hosted on the ACDS Resource Repository.

If you are interested in participating, please fill in this online survey, and there will be an opportunity for a follow-up interview with the project team.