You get near-to practical experience with the DNA sampling and preparation.
It fills in the black box you never really learn if you haven’t tried lab work which we rarely do.
“High schools, community colleges, and universities have an urgent need for innovative, effective and engaging learning tools that teach core lab skills and concepts used in molecular biology. The self-paced nature of Labster makes it particularly useful to a broad range of students from varied backgrounds”
“One of the things that I’ve been enjoying about Labster as an instructor is the flexibility to direct students to different variables as suits my curriculum.”
Labster’s innovative teaching platform is endorsed by the best Universities around the world. Please see the testimonials below.
Labster is a laboratory simulator where students engage with life science, biology and biotechnology experiments. Labster simulates a fully equipped laboratory that students are rarely able to access in real life. With Labster, you can perform advanced experiments that are too expensive, time-consuming or unsafe to perform in a physical lab.
Labster can be used pre- or post-lab, in theoretical classes with no lab component, and as a replacement of physical lab excercises
What happens at a molecular level in an experiments is invisible to the naked eye. With Labster, 3D animations show what happens at the molecular level such as cell growth an DNA replication.
Labster enhances motivation and carreer awareness by using real-world scenarios. For instance, you can convict a murderer with PCR and gel electrophoresis, investigate the condition “Asian Glow” with enzyme kinetics experiments and develop bioethanol from waste in a bioreactor.
An interactive quiz with instant feedback provides a unique combination of learning, practice and assessment. For example, the students can answer questions about laboratory procedures, molecular understanding and reconstruction of the features of an ancient greenland man based on his genetics.
Labster have been developed through continues assessment of learning efficiency leading to an effecient and proven learning tool that simultaneously increases motivation and engagement.
With Labster, every student have access to a fully equipped lab worth more than a million US dollars and unlimited consumables and reagents.
Experiments in labster are simulated through mathematical models, allowing a realistic environment with real experimentation. Data can be downloaded for further processing with e.g. excel or bioinformatics approaches such as Genome Assembly.
With our flexible lab architecture, we can create new cases, experiments, machines and quiz questions for your teaching needs. Click here to request info about a case you have in mind
Making mistakes are risk-free and part of the learning process in Labster. Students can freely interact with reagents and machines, and conduct experiments with unexpected outcomes.
Using Labster is simple -just login and Labster will load in any browser on both Windows and Mac. We are hard on work on iPad and tablet versions as well.
Follow the students progress through Labster cases, and identify areas where students are particularly challenged. Plan a series of cases and monitor which students have completed and their results.
Identify your strong and weak areas to guide your further studies, and monitor your performance. Collect awards, badges and skills and compete for the highest learning score.
With Labster, there is time to plan and conduct a series of experiments inclusive planning of control experiments. The open-ended nature of Labster allows students to experiment with different approaches and interpret results to plan new experiments.
Each student has a virtual assistant, always ready to help, answer questions -and ask questions that allows students to reflect on the task at hand.
Help Labster beta-test our newest cases in development! You will get access to the coolest new features in the labs before anyone else. You’ll also receive special offers when the cases go live. Click here to access the Podio webform.
We are always looking for skilled people to join our team. Don’t hesitate to check out our jobs section or contact us if you believe you are the right person to join our team. See the full job description and apply here!