Stories

From one teacher to another: My learning path to Labster

Good teachers never stop learning. In education language, this refers to a teacher being able to continue learning within their discipline, whilst simultaneously performing pedagogical inquiry into their technique and practice. This leads to informed decision making about what, when, how to teach, after which reflection must be practised. These aren’t just wish-list attributes, but …

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Why education should be more like farming and less like fast food

The other day I was watching a TED talk and I came across what I believe to be the mother of all metaphors: that education is very much like fast food, and that it should really be more along the lines of agriculture. If you’ve watched Sir Ken Robinson’s talk, you’ll know what I’m talking …

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Democratizing education

Meet Jack.  Jack is a 20 year old American from the town of Crownsville, Maryland. When he was 13, a close family friend, who was like an uncle to Jack, passed away from pancreatic cancer. This experience was devastating for Jack, and when he discovered that 85% of all pancreatic cancer patients are diagnosed late …

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6 Students from Exeter University

Labster co-creates virtual lab with students

We are proud to announce the exciting launch of our first virtual lab simulation created in collaboration with a group of amazing students! Labster had the opportunity to work with six students from Exeter University in England to create a Confocal Microscopy lab. This was the first collaboration we have done with students, and as …

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Case Study: Stanford Online High School

Stanford Online High School is an accredited, diploma-granting online high school. It brings together gifted, driven high school students worldwide to an online learning environment. When AP Biology Instructor Kim Failor, PhD., first talked with Labster in June 2012, she wanted to find a way to bolster the laboratory component of her online college-level AP …

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Employee Spotlight: Tamara

Remember when we hopped over to Bali, Indonesia to interview our front-end developer Adit about what it’s like to live and work for Labster in the Power House? Today it’s another House, and another star employee. Tamara Tjitrowirjo came to Founders House to work with us as Lead Content Developer in November 2012, and her first …

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Developing Labster on Two Continents

At Labster we’re a relatively small team, but we span two continents. With our content development, operations, marketing and sales teams based in Copenhagen, Denmark, and our development and tech teams in Bali, Indonesia, communication is crucial. Especially when it comes to our science content. When we collaborate with professors and instructors to create cases for the lab, …

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