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Upcoming webinars​

Live demo! An Introduction to Labster

Every Wednesday: 1–1:30pm ET | 12–12:30pm CT | 10–10:30am PT

Educators around the globe are using Labster’s virtual labs to help motivate and engage STEM students through introducing and reinforcing concepts, preparing for wet-labs, post-lab practice to master skills/techniques and as lab replacements for online learners.

Register for our weekly demo webinar, held every Wednesday, to learn more about Labster and find out how virtual labs can bring value to your course.

Key topics:

  • The Labster platform and course content
  • Best practices for building virtual labs into a course
  • Packages and pricing
  • Q&A

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Previous webinars​

Fall Course Planning: Teaching with Virtual Labs

Tuesday, July 28th: 1-2pm EDT | 12-1pm CDT | 10-11am PDT 

The Fall 2020 semester is going to look different for many science instructors at institutions either remaining online or opening back up with limited capacity. Virtual STEM resources, such as Labster’s virtual labs, can accelerate science education through:

  • Expanding access to students
  • Assisting teachers in engaging students better
  • Helping institutions offer high value for remote classes or limited capacity

Watch our webinar recording to hear how virtual labs have proven to be a valuable resource in science education. Dr. Stephanie Dillon, Director of Freshman Chemistry Laboratories at Florida State University, and Dr. Shyam Shukla, Professor of Analytical Chemistry at Lamar University, share their experiences using Labster’s virtual labs in both hybrid and online formats.

What's New from Labster

Wednesday, May 13th: 12pm – 1pm ET | 9am – 10am PT

Mark Fuller, Product Director at Labster, will gives a quick review of all our latest product releases and offers a glimpse into what’s coming soon to Labster.

Topics include:

  • Key improvements to Labster simulations
  • New simulation titles in biology, chemistry, and physiology
  • Resources for quickly learning how to incorporate Labster into your remote teaching

Virtual Lab Simulations: Evaluating, Implementing and Experimenting

Wednesday, May 6th: 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

Take an in-depth look at virtual labs in higher education and uncover what research shows about learning with virtual labs. Shalaunda Reeves from the University of Florida (UFL) shares her research on the use of virtual labs in UFL’s science courses.

Key Takeaways:

  • Explore virtual labs uses and best practices
  • Uncover the current research evaluating the effectiveness of virtual labs in higher ed
  • Hear about the experiences and lessons learned from UFL’s use of virtual labs

Teaching High School Science with Virtual Labs

Thursday, April 30th: 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

Learn best practices on engaging your science students and reducing teacher workload with Labster’s online virtual simulations. Labster co-founder and CEO Michael Bodekaer and colleagues are joined by Dr. Suzanna Katz, a science teacher at Staten Island Academy, who shares her experience using virtual lab simulations and her recommendations for other high school teachers.

Topics include:

  • How Labster can help bring your science course online
  • An overview of Labster’s High School simulations package
  • Tips, recommendations, and lessons learned from teaching with virtual labs

Digital Strategy in Action: Moving My Science Course Online

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020, 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET (8:00 – 9:00 PM CET)

With so many science faculty suddenly being asked to transition their courses online with little time to research and plan, we wanted to offer you the opportunity to hear directly from a peer that has gone through the process.
 
In this webinar, hear Dr. Cindy Malone of California State University, Northridge discuss her experience moving her hybrid biology course fully online, including leveraging virtual labs, and the lessons learned along the way.
 

Join the webinar to learn how to transition your science course online, including:

  • Best practices and considerations for moving a course online
  • How to interweave virtual labs into a science course
  • Evaluating and engaging remote students
  • Q&A

Safety Training with Virtual Labs

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020, 12:00 – 1:00PM ET (5:00 – 6:00PM CET)

Find out how your employees and students can master good lab safety practices through virtual lab simulations in this webinar hosted by Sam Butcher, Customer Development Manager at Labster, and Mark Fuller, Product Marketing Manager.

The webinar will cover:

  • What are virtual labs?
  • The benefits of using virtual labs in safety training
  • The different areas of lab safety covered by our simulations
  • Q&A session

Bringing learning online in response to COVID-19

Monday, March 16th, 2020, 12.00 pm ET (5.00pm CET)

In this webinar, Michael Bodekaer, CEO and co-founder of Labster, and Helen Gadegaard, Customer Success Manager and former Life Sciences university lecturer, will discuss how universities and high schools can and should react to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. With nearly 300 million students around the world set to miss school at the time of writing, how can educators handle such a global educational upheaval?

The webinar will cover:

  • What does the situation look like right now
  • Helpful resources for remote teaching in case of school closures
  • General tips to improve distance learning
  • How Labster can help bring your science course online
  • Q&A session

Teach Organic Chemistry with Labster

Thursday, March 5th 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST (4:00 PM – 5:00 PM CET)

Learn about Labster’s new virtual labs for organic chemistry in this webinar hosted by Katy Mould, Scientific Simulation Director at Labster. Find out how virtual labs can enhance your organic chemistry course, which topics and learning outcomes will be covered in the new simulations, and watch live demos.

Seminario Web: Reinventando la Educación Científica (presented in Spanish)

Thursday, February 27th 2020, 3:00pm – 3:30pm CET

¿Qué es un laboratorio virtual? ¿Como se pueden usar en cursos de Ciencias? ¿De verdad pueden ayudar a los estudiantes a estar más motivados e implicados con la materia?

Encuentra las respuestas a todas tus preguntas sobre los Laboratorios Virtuales de Labster en nuestro próximo webinar, Reinventando la Educación Científica. En este webinar abordamos:

  • Labster: la plataforma y el material disponible
  • Recomendaciones sobre cómo utilizar laboratorios virtuales en tu curso
  • El impacto de los laboratorios virtuales en el aprendizaje del estudiante

What's New from Labster

Thursday, February 13th 2020, 10:00am – 10:30 am EST / 4:00pm – 4:30pm CET

Join Labster for a new year’s update! In this webinar, Mark Fuller, Product Marketing Manager at Labster, will give us a quick review of all our latest product releases and give a guided tour of all the new updates coming soon to Labster.

Reinventing Science Education

Professors around the globe are using Labster’s virtual labs to help motivate and engage STEM students through introducing and reinforcing concepts, safety training, preparing for wet-labs, and as a post-lab practice to master skills/techniques. 

Watch the webinar to learn more about Labster and find out how virtual labs can bring value to your course, including:

  • The Labster platform and course content
  • Best practices for building virtual labs into a course
  • The impact of virtual labs on student learning

What's Next for EdTech?

Thursday, December 12th, 2019, 10:00am – 11:00am EST

In this webinar, we are joined by Maaroof Fakhri, VP of Product Management at Labster. We take a quick look back at some of our favorite Edtech trends of the past, look at the predictions for the next decade and also hear about what to expect from Labster over the next year. Most importantly, we want to hear your thoughts on what’s next for Edtech.

The webinar includes:

  • A look back at our favorite Edtech innovations.
  • Predictions for emerging trends over the next 10 years.
  • What’s in store for Labster in 2020.

What's New from Labster

Thursday, November 21st, 2019, 10:00am – 10:30am EST

In this webinar, Emma Durand, Head of Product Delivery at Labster, will give us a quick review of all of 2019 product releases and give a guided tour of all the new updates coming soon to Labster.

The webinar covers:
-New simulations to be released.
-A review of product updates and simulations for 2019.

VR in Higher Ed

Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 10:00 PM – 11:00 AM ET

Join us for an in-depth look at the status of VR in higher education. Find out what research shows about learning with VR and where VR is headed. Maaroof Fakhri, VP of Product Management at Labster, will also share what’s new with Labster VR.

The webinar will cover:

  • What does the current research say?
  • Where is Labster’s VR product headed?
  • Q&A

Teach Microbiology with Labster

Monday, September 23, 2019, 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM ET

Ana Barral from National University in California has been using Labster’s virtual labs as a core part of her Microbiology course for a year now. In this webinar, she will share her thoughts about using virtual labs to achieve student success.

The webinar covers:

  • How Ana Barral got started with Labster
  • How she has used virtual labs in her course
  • What the pros and cons of teaching with virtual labs are
  • What results she achieved
  • What advice she can give other Microbiology professors

The End of Adobe Flash Player

Monday, September 16, 2019, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM ET

In December of this year Adobe Flash Player will be discontinued, leaving many teachers and faculty members without the EdTech tools they’ve come to rely on. In this webinar, hosted by Labster’s co-founder Michael Bodekaer, you will learn how you can transition your classroom away from Flash and ensure the EdTech tools you adopt are built to evolve with future innovation.

The webinar covers:

  • What types of EdTech use Flash, and how to check if the tools you use are built on it
  • What to consider when researching alternative solutions
  • A glimpse into where EdTech is heading in 2020 and beyond

What’s New from Labster

Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM ET

Join Labster for a beginning-of-the-academic-year update on new features and simulations. Emma Durand, Head of Product Delivery at Labster, will take you on a guided tour of all the new features of Labster, as well as give you a sneak peek at our newest simulations.

The webinar covers:

  • New features: Improved LMS integration and Teacher Dashboard
  • New simulations: New microbiology package to be released by the end of September 2019.

Teaching with Virtual Labs: Inspiration and Best Practices

Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 09:00 AM – 10:00 AM EDT

In this webinar Helen Gadegaard, Customer Success Manager at Labster and formerly a university lecturer in Life Sciences, will share useful insights and best practices that she has acquired from working with countless professors around the world who are using Labster.

Teaching Chemistry with Labster's Virtual Labs

Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EDT 

 

In this webinar we invited Professor Sabine Matallana-Surget from Stirling University to talk about teaching chemistry with Labster’s virtual labs. Sabine has been using Labster for several years, and  shares her experiences with us, as well as answer questions from the audience.

Can VR simulations replace traditional science labs?

Tuesday, April 30, at 11:00 AM ET / 08:00 AM PT

Last summer, Labster VR was launched, and this academic year, Arizona State University launched three fully online courses in biology, all at the advanced level (upper division courses).

Mike Angilletta is the Associate Director of Undergraduate Programs and the instructor for the Ecology Lab course. He will in this webinar discuss his experience while teaching a 100% online lab course. 

In one hour, Mike Angilletta will answer the following questions:

  • What are the benefits of teaching with VR, and what are the limitations?
  • How did the students respond to using VR?
  • Can you use VR to replace large fractions of a lab course?

We’ll also take a closer look at some of the new ecology simulations, giving you insight into what virtual labs are all about.

What's New From Labster

Tuesday, March 5, 11:00 AM ET/ 08:00 AM PT

Lots of exciting things are happening here at Labster. Not only do we have more new simulations being launched than ever before, but new features are being implemented to give you the best possible teaching and learning experience.

In the webinar, Emma Durand, Head of Product Delivery at Labster, will take you on a guided tour of all the new updates and features that you can soon start using.

In one hour, we will present the following updates and features:

  • New simulations: On March 4 we launch lots of new simulations.
  • New Teacher Dashboard: We have updated the interface with a new, more user-friendly design. Find out how it works!
  • Skin color randomization: We want all students to feel represented in our simulations.
  • Quiz question editor: We are working to empower professors to use Labster in a more flexible way.
 

The Future of EdTech

Wednesday, February 27, 12:00 PM ET

As a follow-up to our highly popular whitepaper: What’s on the horizon for EdTech in 2019, we will hold this webinar on the same topic.

The webinar will be hosted by Michael Bodekaer, Labster’s CTO and Co-founder. In the webinar, we will let you in on interesting insights from the EdTech field, as well as all the exciting things we are working on at Labster.

In one hour, we will:

  • Discuss the four main trends for EdTech in 2019 highlighted in our whitepaper
  • Reveal the results of an EdTech survey we conducted and share with you what your peers think will happen in 2019
  • Share highlights from BETT 2019 and what we saw and heard from EdTech providers around the world
  • Reveal what lies ahead for Labster: What features and products can you expect to see this year?
  • Discuss your predictions: You can submit them beforehand or during the webinar
 

New Chemistry Simulations

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019, 10:30 AM ET

Learn about Labster’s chemistry simulations in this webinar hosted by Ainara Lopez-Cordoba, PhD, Head of Content and Research at Labster.

Find out how virtual labs can enhance your chemistry teaching, see which topics and learning outcomes will be covered in the new simulations, and watch live demos! 

In one hour, we’ll cover:

  • How virtual chemistry labs are created to ensure optimal learning outcomes for your students
  • Examples of activities students can do in a virtual chemistry lab
  • Benefits of using virtual labs for teaching chemistry 
  • A brief introduction to the new simulations and an explanation of what students can learn and do in them

My Labster Experience: How to get the most out of Labster (09/17/2018)

Are you considering using virtual labs in your science teaching, but are still not completely sure how to get started or how it can benefit your students? Or are you already using Labster, and looking for inspiration for how to maximize your students’ experience?

Then watch this webinar to learn from two professors currently using Labster and get inspired! Meet Dr. Kambiz Hamadani, California State University, San Marcos, USA and Dr. Sabine Matallana-Surget, University of Stirling, Scotland, and learn from their Labster experience.

Find out how they got started, how they have used Labster in their courses, which challenges they have faced, and the opportunities they have discovered along the way. At the end, we open up the discussion and answer audience questions. Facilitated by our Educational Specialists, Laura Wirpsza and Helen Gadegaard.

Webinar on Flipped Science Teaching (06/14/2018)

Learn how you can use virtual lab simulations as a part of a blended/flipped science course and get tips, recommendations and examples from early adopters and experts Dr. Felicia Vulcu from McMaster University and Cathy Thomas-Varco from Mirrabook Development Trust CIC.

Key Highlights:

  • What is flipped teaching and why is it important for science teachers?
  • How can you get started and what are the benefits?
  • What are the learning outcomes and results of using virtual lab simulations?
  • What do students think about it?

Webinar with Dr. Helen Gadegaard (02/05/2017)

This webinar featured Dr. Helen Gadegaard, Professor in Microbiology at the University of Glasgow. It was hosted by Aaron Knox, Head of Customer Development at Labster. In the webinar, Dr. Gadegaard touches upon topics such as the importance of implementing digital learning into education programs and focusing on students’ intrinsic motivation to improve learning outcomes. She answers questions such as how Labster is relevant in these areas, and how implementing Labster at the University of Glasgow benefitted the learning experience in several ways. Last, she shares the feedback from the students who had the opportunity to use Labster.

Webinar with CTO and Co-Founder Michael Bodekaer (21/03/2017)

Watch our very first webinar with Co-Founder and CTO Michael Bodekaer and learn how Labster’s virtual science laboratories create better learning outcomes for students.

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