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Virtual labs in science education

This white paper lays out the need for change in science education and highlights the unique advantages virtual laboratories offer while also addressing the skepticism surrounding their use. Throughout the white paper you’ll find published research studies evaluating the effectiveness of virtual labs, as well as first-hand case studies from independent educators who have used virtual labs in their courses.

The whitepaper covers:

  • 5 challenges of today’s science education
  • How virtual labs can improve learning and teaching
  • Skepticism surrounding virtual labs
  • Effectiveness of virtual labs: what does the research say?

 

The Complete Guide to Virtual Labs

This whitepaper provides you with everything you need to know about using virtual labs: From initial reflections to best practices. You will be taken through each step of the process from getting started to implementation by Labster’s Customer Success Manager and former lecturer in Life Sciences, Helen Gadegaard.

The whitepaper covers:

  • What are virtual labs and how can you benefit from using them in your science courses
  • What hardware and software do you need and how can you find funding
  • Integrating virtual labs: Step by step guide to success

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Getting started with virtual labs

This whitepaper informs you about everything you need to know to get started with virtual labs; from figuring out what virtual labs are all about and how you can use them, to learning about what hardware and software you’ll need and how to get funding.

The whitepaper covers:

  • What are virtual labs and why should you be using them in your courses?
  • How can virtual labs be used to help your students reach their learning outcomes?
  • What hardware and software do you need to get started?
  • How can you find the funding for virtual labs and any potential new hardware?
  • The impact of virtual labs: What does the research tell us?

Integrating virtual labs: Step by step guide to success

This whitepaper helps you get started as a Labster customer. In four steps Customer Success Manager, Helen Gadegaard, describes how best to integrate virtual labs into your course, and to make sure that you get the most out of Labster.

The whitepaper covers:

  • Which simulations align with your course and how will you embed them?
  • Which platform should you use and how will you fund the simulations?
  • How do you get your students to use the simulations and make sure they get the most out of them? 
  • How can you evaluate the success of using Labster in your course?

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Teach Chemistry with Labster 

This whitepaper informs you about everything you need to know to get started with virtual labs for chemistry; from figuring out what virtual labs are all about and how you can use them, to learning about what hardware and software you’ll need and how to get funding.

The whitepaper covers:

  • What are virtual labs and why should you be using them in your courses?
  • How can virtual labs be used to help your students reach their learning outcomes in chemistry?
  • What hardware and software do you need to get started?
  • The impact of virtual labs: What does the research tell us?
  • An overview of the chemistry simulations in the Labster simulation catalog

What’s on the horizon for EdTech in 2019?

This whitepaper takes a look at the current EdTech landscape and predicted trends for educational technology. We asked 14 experts what they think will happen in 2019, and summarized it in four main themes.

The whitepaper covers:

  • An overview of the current EdTech landscape
  • 2019 predictions from selected EdTech experts
  • Four main EdTech trends for 2019