How to implement hands-on learning while on-line?

People, and children in particular, learn best by doing, that is hands-on activities that reinforce and integrate knowledge.  “Learning in place” (e.g. how to engineer bridges by visiting, discussing, climbing or building real bridges) has also been shown to greatly improve learning and make it long-lasting.  So, how does one implement these kinds of learning in on-line courses/pedigogy?   Thanks  Jeri

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Ph.D. and 20+ years as a scientist and faculty member at OHSU and U of O. My research was on the brain basis of learning and memory. I am now the Executive Director of Saturday Academy an education nonprofit that provides classes, camps, afterschool classes, and a high school science internship programs throughout the year, with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math.

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