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The importance of hybrid teaching became even more apparent in the last year. As we slowly but surely move toward a post-COVID world, it’s clear that technology within education is here to stay. Additionally, due to the limited access to the wet lab, your students might have experienced a learning loss during the pandemic. How do you mitigate it as we start the new semester? Our mission is to provide instructors with the tools to supplement the teaching and empower the next generation of scientists. To give you a little glimpse into our world, we’re giving you free access to three of our new simulations – scroll down and enjoy!
For Biology Faculty
Free trial: Cell Membrane and Transport simulation
Learn how transporters keep cells healthy
In this simulation, your students will learn about the structure and function of the cell membrane, and discover why membrane transporters are vital for healthy cells and the function of organ systems.
At the end of this simulation, your students will be able to…
- Describe the plasma membrane structure using the fluid mosaic model
- Recognize the relative permeability of lipid bilayers to different classes of molecule
- Compare active and passive transport of molecules
- Identify the 3 modes of active transport and the different classes of ion channel and carrier molecules
- Relate the expression of specific transport proteins to the cell’s role
What the professors say
Let us know what you think
Please let us know what you think about the simulations and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have on the simulations themselves or anything else surrounding our virtual labs. So feel free to get in touch below and we’ll get back to you!
The Impact of Labster on an Introductory Chemistry Course at San José State University
Introductory Chemistry is a required course for all nursing majors and satisfies general education requirements. In 2020, Dr. Melody Esfandiari from San José State University introduced her 400+ student class to Labster when the Covid pandemic prevented in-person labs. She tracked the impact of Labster in two ways: by comparing students’ grades to those of a previous class and by surveying students about their perceptions of Labster’s effectiveness.
Using virtual labs has shown substantial learning improvement. Based on research conducted by San Jose State University, the students’ grades improved after introducing Labster during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the student feedback was positive.
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