Effective Creation and Usage of Simplified Virtual Curation Lab Using Google Sites: Implementation for Principles of Biochemistry Laboratory Course
Kabilan Shanmugampillai Jeyarajaguru, Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education, Tamilnadu, India, Orchid iD: 0000-0002-1202-4734
The COVID-19 pandemic crisis has modified teaching and learning throughout the world. The developments in Information Communication Technology tools have played a critical role in the education community. During the pandemic, the organization and conduction of theory classes in Universities across India were managed reasonably on one side, but the problem existed in laboratory courses. A single-point portal is needed to organize and conduct a laboratory course in a virtual mode. While creating a virtual lab (based on the syllabus) would solve the need, creating such would be a tedious task for the teachers, requiring special skills and resources. Google Sites is a free website application tool that allows users to create and edit files online while collaborating with others in real-time. The application includes other Google applications such as Google Docs, Google Spreadsheets, Google Slides, Google Forms, Google Drawings, and Google Keep. Google Sites also accepts any online links or files, which is handy for creating a simplified virtual curation lab for free using common online resources.
Keywords: Virtual lab, Principles of Biochemistry, Virtual simulation, Online class.