Conventional teaching all too often accepts memorization and pattern recognition as true learning.  Both students and teachers can mistake this for subject mastery.

To gain a rigorous understanding, one needs to recognize, work with, and apply empirical data and abstract concepts to real-life scenarios.

At virtuallaboratory our goal is to help students to recognize, confront, correct, and expand their understanding of scientific ideas and techniques.

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In loving memory of Spencer I. Browne (1949-2005), he made it possible for us to explore this dream.

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Biology Concepts Instrument (BCI)
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BCI cloud version
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Teaching & Learning Biology
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