Welcome RSC Members
A shared passion for chemistry
How you represent your educational institution is often reflected in the relationship with your students and we understand the drive to ensure that they excel in their work. We will leave the teaching to you but Labster’s mission is to provide instructors with the tools that they need to supplement their teaching and empower the next generation of scientists.
The importance and need for these tools became even more apparent in the last year and as we slowly but surely move toward a post-COVID world, it’s clear that technology’s impact on teaching has been tremendous. What we’re seeing is also that technology is here to stay within education and there has been an increasing demand for us to continue to develop simulations to support instructors. To give you a little glimpse into our world and the world of almost a million students, we’re giving you free access to one of our new simulations below. Additionally, if you’re interested in a more general overview of our chemistry labs, check out the video!
Almost every groundbreaking medical breakthrough we celebrate globally has its roots among the humble benchtops of a research lab. From blockbuster drugs to new paradigms of muscle recovery, specialized tools are constantly developed to uncover the molecular mechanisms that separate health and illness.
Spectrophotometry is a simple and ubiquitous technique for measuring compounds using light that has been around since the 1940s, and that has changed little since the first spectrophotometers were commercially available. Despite its technological simplicity, the technique remains critical to many cutting-edge diagnostic procedures, including the confirmation of mitochondrial dysfunction in children. Fill in your details and get instant access to the simulation.
An in-game shot from the simulation
In case you experience any problems with our simulations, please take a look at our Basic Labster Troubleshooting help article.
What the professors say
1,000s of higher education institutions, high schools and companies around the world use Labster. Here’s what some of them are saying.
“Labster helped open the doors to a more inquiry-based style of presenting.”
Dr. Kambiz HamadaniCalifornia State University
“The virtual labs really help the students become familiar with the material before they engage in the class.”
Dr. Paul KasiliBunker Hill Community College
“Labster allows a dynamic visualization of chemical reactions so that students can practice and better understand these concepts.”
Dr. Sabine Matallana-SurgetStirling University
“The virtual labs have proven to stimulate students’ natural curiosity, knowledge retention and outcomes.”
Dr. Brian HarfeUniversity of Florida
“Within 20-30 minutes, students could evaluate a technique that normally takes hours and is quite boring and dry.”
Dr. Caroline SmithWestminster University
“All collaborators provided positive feedback about the enriched experience that Labster created for their learners.”
Dr. Laurie HarrisonUniversity of Toronto
“It’s a great way to understand the concept of biological processes and different laboratory methods as well as to prepare for entering the lab.”
Dr. Pirjo SpuulTallinn University of Technology
“Labster is the only virtual set of labs that I know that do a marvelous job with the molecular components of genetics.”
Dr. Marta FrisardiUniversity of New England
“I think simulations are going to be a really big part of the future. There’s really no other way to go about it.”
Dr. Suzanna KatzStaten Island Academy
“Right from the beginning, I have found the customer service with Labster to be nothing short of outstanding.”
Dr. Joel Yager HumphreyCayuga Community College
“I don’t think there’s anyone who has the same expertise in-house that Labster has. I haven’t seen anyone else working in the field have this level.”
Dr. Philippos SavvidesArizona State University
“Personally I look forward to the sessions with Labster, because I see more liveliness and activity than I do in most of my other lessons.”
Dr. Harmony ClaytonTaylors College
“Labster can teach my students some of what I can, but it can do so at any time, at any place in a way that supports the diversity that I see in such a very large class.”
Prof. Tom HaffieWestern University
“What I think is the greatest advantage of a virtual lab is that you can do basically anything.”
Dr. Mike AngillettaArizona State University
“Albert Einstein once said: ‘The definition of genius is taking the complex and making it simple.’ In my opinion, Labster has managed this task!”
Dr. Carmen NußbaumerManagement Center Innsbruck
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Let us know what you think
Please let us know what you think about the simulation and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have on the simulation itself or anything else surrounding our virtual labs. So feel free to get in touch below and we’ll get back to you!
Higher education survey data – March 2021
Labster recently conducted a survey with answers submitted by over 900 educators within higher education, across numerous countries, which indicated a strong tendency of digitalisation. Firstly, we saw a very high adaptation of virtual labs and/or simulations in current teaching methods. Another interesting segment to note is that there was a very small change for educators using a hybrid learning model now and for when things return to “normal”. These trends express a considerable need for solutions that allow educators to engage their students in the classroom, online, and when they are doing homework.
This is why our simulations have gamification embedded into their design because our past research indicates that engaging students in a capacity that they can easily relate to has more prominent results. All 200 of our simulations have been designed with specific theoretical and technical concepts that align with traditional curriculum but we have also incorporated factors such as student engagement and motivation.
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