Here’s What College & University Students Say about Labster: 2023 Survey Results
There’s been a striking decline in Americans' confidence in higher education, as evidenced by a 2023 Gallup Poll showing a fall to 36% from higher percentages in 2015 (57%) and 2018 (48%). As a result, the integration of educational technology like Labster has become a pivotal element in adapting to a post-pandemic educational landscape.
Labster, a leader in providing immersive digital STEM learning experiences, offers an engaging virtual lab platform used by over six million students worldwide.
Labster's virtual labs are not just engaging; they significantly lower dropout rates and foster equitable learning outcomes, directly addressing major issues faced by higher education institutions, especially in STEM fields.
A comprehensive survey involving 989 college and university students currently using Labster in their course(s) reveals insightful feedback.
Here’s what students are saying about the platform.
Educational disengagement is a common challenge. Labster's platform keeps STEM students motivated and helps them stay on course. Students report:
Labster goes beyond traditional textbooks and videos, offering an interactive learning experience that helps knowledge stick. Students share their experiences:
Data shows that Labster’s virtual laboratory simulation improved student understanding and was still perceived to have been useful one year after completion, providing evidence of a longer-term impact of the simulation on student learning.
The stress of in-person labs can be overwhelming. Labster alleviates this anxiety, allowing students to enjoy STEM learning and be free to make mistakes. Student feedback includes:
While in-person labs are essential, Labster is an invaluable supplement, especially in large classes or resource-limited situations. Students observe:
A research study found that 90% of students agreed that Labster provided opportunities for additional lab practice
The feedback from the 989 college and university students in the 2023 survey highlights Labster's transformative role in the evolving educational landscape. Amidst declining confidence in traditional higher education models, Labster emerges not just as a supplementary tool, but as a vital component in redefining STEM learning.
Labster's immersive virtual labs have proven to be more than just a digital interface; they represent a new paradigm in education that aligns with the needs and preferences of today's learners. By offering an engaging, accessible, and anxiety-free learning environment, Labster is not only keeping students motivated but is also ensuring that the essence of STEM education—experimentation, exploration, and discovery—remains intact and accessible to all.