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The state of immersive technology in education

Last week I had the opportunity to attend two events dedicated to immersive technology in education: xR in EDU, sponsored by the EdTechTimes, and SRI and the California State University System’s Immersive Learning Summit.  As someone who has a vested interest in seeing the acceleration of the adoption of technology-supported pedagogical innovation, it was encouraging …

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TECH BBQ 2017: Bugs in chocolate, physical therapy in VR and Labster’s $10m announcement

This week, the Labster team joined Tech BBQ 2017, Denmark’s oldest and largest tech innovation summit. For us, day 2 was particularly exciting as we knew our CEO would be making a huge announcement on the main stage at the end of the day. While we waited for the big news, we took a look …

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Will 2016 Be “The Year” For Virtual Reality?

The world’s tech prognosticators are predicting a huge year for virtual reality in 2016. With an incredible $4 billion dollars of funding in the space since 2010, startups and researchers alike are racing to bring their latest innovations to market this year. With that, there have been an increasing number of announcements from companies that …

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Can technology fix the challenges facing STEM programs?

Many universities are very aware of the challenges their STEM programs face today. Not only are they concerned with attracting students to their STEM programs — they’re worried about the retention problem plaguing universities everywhere. And that problem creates a related one: a lack of STEM graduates to fill open positions. The STEM trap The …

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Why the future of education is in active learning, not passive

In the digital age, knowledge retention and student engagement are constant challenges for teachers. With students seemingly attached to their laptops and cell phones, the approach teachers take can produce a major difference in the learning outcomes for their students. In a passive approach, a professor is expected to master the subject and students come to …

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STEM education has a retention problem, not a student problem

A common concern among employers and universities at the moment is the huge lack of STEM graduates. The current number of graduates just aren’t meeting the demand. In 2012, Barack Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology stated that 1 million additional STEM graduates were needed by 2022 to fill the gap. The Royal Academy …

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The Technology Teachers Wish They Had When They Were Students

Back when today’s teachers were students, learning was explicitly analog, with textbooks, a chalkboard, and occasionally a television program being them main tools of the teaching trade. Now there is a whole suite of new tools available to the tech-minded teacher, giving students more effective ways to learn. We thought we’d reveal the technology that …

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Labster at Digital Assembly 2015 & EdTech Europe 2015

Labster Product Manager, Jan Stahlberg was on hand at Digital Assembly 2015 in Riga, Latvia this week giving a demo of our latest Gear VR labs, which utilize the latest virtual reality technology to create fully immersive lab experiences for students. Digital Assembly 2015 featured inspirational speeches by successful entrepreneurs and public authorities, networking opportunities …

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Copenhagen’s DIY Bio Community: An Ethical Debate

At Labster we believe that everyone should be able to learn and do biology. It’s especially exciting when people bring their passion for biology outside the classroom/lab. In addition to our field of virtual labs, this takes many forms, like Do-It-Yourself Biology, a movement that encourages biologists and explorers to do science without boundaries. In …

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The big picture: science e-learning and virtual laboratories

Welcome to the Labster blog! The team at Labster is all about communicating science, so this blog should hopefully do just that. Our virtual laboratories aren’t just the platform and equipment. What holds everything together is the story of science behind the cases. This blog will serve the same purpose – to wrap what we …

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