The Go-Lab Initiative arose from the successful Go-Lab project (2012-2016) and gave the initiative its name. The aim of the Go-Lab Initiative is to facilitate the use of innovative learning technologies in STEM education, with a particular focus on online laboratories (Labs) and inquiry learning applications (Apps). Using the Go-Lab ecosystem, teachers can find various Labs and Apps, and create customized Inquiry Learning Spaces (ILSs). Furthermore, the Go-Lab Initiative conducts training for teachers on the topics of Inquiry-Based Science Education (IBSE), development of 21st-century skills, and the use of ICT and the Go-Lab ecosystem in the classroom.
Over the years, several projects contributed to the development of the Go-Lab ecosystem, which consists of the Go-Lab Sharing and Support platform (Golabz) and the Authoring and Learning platform (Graasp). In cooperation with multiple partners, experts, and external online lab providers, the Go-Lab ecosystem has the biggest collection of Labs (virtual labs, remote labs and data sets), a set of pedagogically designed Apps and more than a thousand ILSs created by teachers and experts. The Go-Lab Initiative team has conducted hundreds of training events across Europe and in Africa, reaching out thousands of teachers, educators, and educational institute leaders.
Watch this video about the Go-Lab Initiative, presented by Ton de Jong, coordinator of the Next-Lab project.
The Go-Lab ecosystem is a free platform that can be used by any teacher from any country. In addition, Go-Lab premium tools and services are designed to meet the needs of educators and educational organizations such as ministries of education, teacher training institutes, schools, teachers, and online lab providers. Our services include development of Labs, Apps and ILSs on demand, pedagogical and technical consultancies, as well as teacher training and school membership.
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