LabNbook, the online notebook for writing and learning sciences
Supporting student-centered pedagogies with technology
LabNbook has been designed to support any kind of student-centered pedagogies: project-based, problem-based, collaborative (synchronous & asynchronous), blended, personalized learning, and much more!
Usual collaboration features are embedded in the platform: shared resources, messages, contextualized chats, and teachers’ annotations.
Research concerns: we analyze the evolution of the teachers’ pedagogies mediated by the use of LabNbook through a 3-years longitudinal study.
Collaborative writing of scientific documents by learners
LabNbook offers shared writing spaces where teams of students produce collaboratively scientific documents such as lab or project reports, lab notebooks…
The teacher defines the learning scenario by structuring the scientific document and providing the assignments, the available resources and the tools usage rights.
The students make up their scientific documents by aggregating different types of writings: texts, drawings, tables, charts, scientific data models and experimental protocols.
At any time, the teacher can monitor the students’ progress and annotate the productions.
Reaserch concerns: we study the acceptance, usages and scaffolding capacities of the tools embedded in LabNbook for scientific writing.
Since 2017, we have been conducting a 3-years large-scale study on the usages of LabNbook in the Grenoble area with high schools and higher education institutions (UGA & G-INP):
- 3500+ students
- 180+ teachers
- 7600+ scientific documents created by students
LabNbook has a high potential for the development of researches on scientific writing and computer-supported collaborative learning.
The platform is fully open for implementing any type of pedagogical activities.
Rich user traces are collected : in the current conditions, more than 2 millions of user traces are collected each year.
A Moodle plugin will soon be realeased (early 2020) for creating LabNbook activities in Moodle.
A translation module is being implemented in order to get LabNbook in multiple languages.
LabNbook is developed under the AGPL licence.