MCMxLabster: 140+ Laboratory Simulations Provided to Students
MCMxLabster: MCM, One of the First Schools in the Philippines to Provide Online 3D Laboratories to Students
Malayan Colleges Mindanao, A Mapúa School, has partnered with Labster, one of the leading software companies in Denmark, developing virtual laboratory simulations that use technology from computer gaming and research on the psychology of learning.
The partnership will be MCM students’ access to 140+ virtual 3D, online laboratory simulations in General Biology, General Chemistry, Microbiology, Genetics, Cellular, and Molecular Biology, Organic Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering. Malayan Colleges Mindanao is one of the first private schools in the Philippines to do this.
One of the Labster simulations under General Biology, discussing cell membrane and transport.
Such a partnership will prove fruitful to the students of MCM acquiring the capability to carry out specific tasks in a lab setting. Due to quarantine, students are limited to being physically present during laboratory work. Thanks to Labster, students will be able to experience a variety of laboratory skills from the safety of their homes.
MCM has also integrated access to Labster through its learning management systems known as MCM Digital, to offer a more personalized and flexible learning experience for its students.
Learning with Labster not only eases the student’s online learning experience but also increases student engagement, improves students’ conceptual understanding, and helps bridge the knowledge gap.
“Labster provides students with a learning tool which can be used at their own pace, and in their own time.” (Labster.com)
Labster utilizes engaging 3D animation that simulates lab work to students on the other side of their screens. Through this, students can learn and explore on a molecular level and get to take closer looks at not only concepts but the machines and tools used in every experiment. Virtual labs offer what physical labs cannot, and that is a cost-effective and non-time-consuming way for students to learn and experience the different life science modules that Labster has to offer.
A Simple Student Guide on Labster.
Labster is a company that develops fully interactive advanced lab simulations based on mathematical algorithms that support open-ended investigations. Their laboratories are being used by various other prestigious higher education institutions such as California State University, Harvard, Gwinnett Technical College, MIT, and more.
If you would like to learn more about Labster, visit their website here.