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The OpenSTEM Labs
An internet of laboratory things
The OpenSTEM Labs project challenges the traditional university STEM pedagogical model of students and teachers being co-located in a lab, during office hours. This project is an essential component of The Open University’s distance learning environment. The OpenSTEM Labs connect students to state-of-the-art instrumentation, equipment and data for practical investigations over the internet, where distance is no barrier and where access can be available 24 hours a day. Students and teachers connect to remote equipment/data-interfaces via a web browser through which they can view the apparatus, send real-time control commands, monitor real-time response and download data for subsequent analysis.
MyDispense is a freely available community pharmacy simulation, developed by Monash University, providing opportunities to teach, practice, and assess the medication use process at a level of detail and difficulty corresponding to students’ knowledge and experience. It replicates the decision-making environment within which dispensing occurs, allowing students to learn by experimenting, by making mistakes and by receiving targeted feedback in a safe and secure environment. Developed in response to an educational need in Australia, through effective global collaboration, MyDispense is now used by student pharmacists in multiple countries. It has significantly contributed to growth in the pharmacy simulation community.