Home labs – are they here to stay?


  • Pelle Ohlsson
  • Andreas Ehn
  • Magnus Cinthio
  • Johan Gran
  • Ingrid Svensson
  • Per Augustsson


Laboratory exercises, Distance learning, Home labs, Computer simulations, Prerecorded data


When teaching is now slowly returning to normal circumstances, it is time to think about what positive changes we will take with us from the pandemic. One such thing is that we realized that many laboratory exercises can be done in the comfort of the students’ own homes. This is especially true for simulation labs, but can also work for experimental work by using what is available in the students’ homes, sending smaller equipment with them or by providing them with prerecorded data. We hypothesize that this stimulates a more active and independent approach to solving the tasks and therefore improves learning.