Hands-On Labs from Science Interactive Group Wins 2020 Cloud Awards for Top Education Innovation

Hands-On Labs from Science Interactive Group Wins 2020 Cloud Awards for Top Education Innovation

Science Interactive Group provides online science curriculum and experiments that give true hands-on lab experience to higher education students in distance learning courses

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.—February 5, 2020—Hands-On Labs from Science Interactive Group (SIG), the market leader in online lab learning and science curricula for higher education, has been awarded Education Innovation of the Year in the 2020 international Cloud Computing Awards for their HOL Cloud e-learning platform. Hands-On Labs provides online science courses and lab-grade material kits for college-level distance learners. Click to Tweet.

“It’s exciting that Hands-On Labs has been recognized in the Cloud Awards because it illustrates how dynamic and engaging online laboratory learning can be with the right materials,” said Tim Loomer, CEO of Science Interactive Group. “Our innovative approach to teaching and learning science in an online environment is expanding opportunities for conventional institutions and the atypical student.” 

Hands-On Labs has been providing experiential learning kits for distance education since 1994, offering over 1,100 lessons and hands-on activities for students to do at home in chemistry, biology, and other science disciplines.

Now in its ninth year, the international Cloud Awards continue to draw hundreds of applications, raising the bar for companies to be recognized for their technological achievements. “Making the shortlist alone was a significant achievement,” said James Williams, the head of operations for the awards. “Judging is incredibly difficult and it’s never been clearer to see how intelligent use of cloud technologies has made so much more possible in business.” 

Hands-On Labs equips distance learners with digital lab content delivered through HOL Cloud, an intuitive e-learning platform, alongside customized kits to recreate a tactile lab experience at home. HOL Cloud was developed by science instructors for science instructors with one goal in mind: making the transition to online lab learning a seamless experience for both instructor and student.  

Merging powerful technology and modern higher-ed pedagogy, HOL Cloud offers accessibility with ADA compliant content and seamless LTI integration to enhance the online educational experience. HOL Cloud includes tools such as custom lesson authoring and powerful gradebook analytics for instructors to easily facilitate their online courses. No longer limited by distance or circumstance, instructors can teach more, students can learn more, and universities can grow. 

Science Interactive is the largest lab supplies and service provider to the rapidly growing distance learning market. Enrollment in online courses in higher education has increased for 14 consecutive years. College-level STEM classes that require labs are a large part of that growth.

About Science Interactive Group
Science Interactive Group encompasses multiple brands, including Hands-On Labs, StarLab, Science First and Wildco that provide science education solutions to higher education institutions, K­-12 institutions, museums, libraries, laboratories, and distributors worldwide. Science Interactive Group’s vast assortment of innovative, science-oriented products is designed to provide instructors with interactive, real-world applications that engage students and enhance outcomes. Learn more at ScienceInteractive.com



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Summary (150 characters): Hands-On Labs is the top Education Innovation of 2020 by the Cloud Awards. Customizable, online STEM lab kits created by Science Interactive Group.

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