Labster is a virtual reality lab providing high-quality immersive scientific lessons. It offers all the benefits of a real lab but with increased accessibility, consistent quality – and all at a fraction of the cost.
LABSTER: 2017 PEOPLE’S CHOICE WINNER
Science students everywhere need lab experience in order to contextualize and embed learning. Labster provides a true-to-life alternative that achieves the same, and often better, student outcomes. The virtual learning space breaks down barriers, such as the pressure to maintain a physical lab, learning is removed and as a result, even more students can access deep, engaging scientific knowledge.
The virtual lab is an easily scalable online teaching platform that focuses on pedagogy, learning outcomes and simulation design to create a truly unique and effective virtual learning environment. The immersive, web-based laboratory simulations help students to retain more knowledge and increase their motivation.
Students can currently be guided through 64 different simulations with a virtual mentor. The simulations cover a broad range of scientific fields including biology, chemistry, engineering, general sciences, medicine, and physics.
Labster is currently used at Stanford University (USA) and The University of Copenhagen (Denmark). The simulations have also been endorsed by over 150 institutions globally, including Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institite of Technology (MIT).
Labster’s efforts in virtual reality for the classroom were recently rewarded with US $5 million in grants to develop virtual reality laboratories for better STEM education. By providing the next generation of young scientists the most effective tools to learn, Labster believes they will be able to help solve future challenges such as global warming, water shortages, disease, and much more.
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