Q: What is the best way to contact NCLab?
A: Use the Live Chat widget located in the lower-right corner of your web browser. If we are offline, you can still use this widget to send us a message. We will reply as soon as possible. You can also use the support email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more ways to contact us, please visit the Contact Us page.
Q: What is NCLab?
A: NCLab (Network Computing Lab) is an online platform which provides high-quality self-paced courses on a wide variety of STEM topics to K-12 schools, colleges and universities. NCLab also creates custom online courses for organizations to help them scale up their training programs.
Q: How Do NCLab Courses Differ from Other Course Providers?
A: Most providers of online courses such as Khan Academy, LinkedIn Learning, Coursera, Udemy, Udacity etc. offer video-based courses which are easy to do but not very effective. Watching somebody do something is not the same as doing it yourself. That’s why most K-12 schools, colleges and universities do not use them. In contrast to that, NCLab courses are practice-based and students learn by doing since day 1. Our courses are technologically advanced and it takes much more effort to develop them. Therefore we do not have hundreds of them (yet). However, our courses are proven to work, and they are increasingly popular with K-12 schools, colleges, and universities.
Q: I am a teacher. Can I try the courses for free?
A: Yes, instructors can have free access to all NCLab courses.
Q: I have an iPad, can I use NCLab?
A: Yes, NCLab runs on mobile platforms.
Q: Can I use NCLab on a smartphone?
A: This is not recommended because of the small display size. Please use a computer, laptop, Chromebook, or a tablet.
Q: How does NCLab help meet Common Core and NGSS ?
A: This information is available in the K-12 section on the bottom of this page. Lesson plans for individual courses contain a complete standards alignment information.
Q: Other Questions?
A: Please contact us!