LabSims

Improve student confidence and accelerate performance with enhanced teaching labs

Close the pandemic gap, future-proof your courses and empower students with the skills they need to succeed

What are LabSims?

Over 150 lab simulations covering over 50 topics within bioscience and chemistry

Our tools and resources form part of a blended learning experience, designed to enhance your existing workbooks, teaching labs, and assignments. Active learning is at the heart of what we do, all our tools ensure your students are actively engaged and involved participants.

Why use LabSims?

Accelerate and enhance student skills, outcomes and engagement

Practice makes permanent

Students have multiple opportunities to practise, repeat and apply knowledge in a meaningful way around their real lab experience.

Boost confidence

Personalised feedback provides enhanced support for students, helping them ask better questions and proactively lead their own improvement.

Strengthen competencies

Students can learn and practise skills and develop an understanding of how these can be used commercially.

Student
School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, University of Queensland
“I really need to be able to see what I am going to do, so the simulations are great. I felt like you really wanted me to learn and it wasn’t about making me lose marks.”

What is the real impact of LabSims?

90%
of students felt prepared

Students felt more prepared for the labs after using LabSims, up from 50% in the previous year without these resources.

University of Glasgow
Case Study
84%
said interactive online resources helped them prepare for the lab

Almost all students surveyed felt our learning simulations were engaging.

Coventry University
Case Study
96%
of students would recommend our activities

Students agreed that they would recommend using the resources to their peers.

University of Exeter
Case Study

Why use LabSims?

Improve teaching practice

Understand your students better

Tailored student feedback enables you to know where students struggle and better understand individual needs. Supported, inspired students will stay the duration of their course.

Inspire and excite your students

Students are better prepared for the lab with LabSims, so your time can be spent on more meaningful interactions in the lab. Inspiring teaching labs are attractive to prospective students.

Spread best practice

With our support, community groups and events, you will learn new ways and have the tools to spread them within your organisation.

Dr. Aga Kosinska
CLIE, University College London
“International students found it much easier to learn new techniques using the simulations and were more confident when they got to the lab. The enhanced
pre-labs resulted in students engaging with the lab manual to a greater extent
than ever before.”

Key features

  • Solid bioscience and chemistry pedagogy
  • Future-proof digital learning
  • Customisable simulations
  • WCAG 2.0 AA accessible
  • Supports Moodle, Blackboard, Canvas, D2L and more
  • 150+ interactive digital simulations
  • Easy integration
  • Progress and usage analytics
  • Multi-device accessible
  • Online, remote access
  • Dedicated support team
  • GDPR compliant
  • Supports modern web browsers
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Educational Research

Preparing Students for Practical Sessions Using Laboratory Simulation Software

Authors:
Richard A. R. Blackburn, Barbara Villa-Marcos, and Dylan P. Williams
Source:
Journal of Chemical Education

A series of laboratory-themed simulations developed by LearnSci were integrated into a first-year laboratory module at the University of Leicester. High student engagement was observed during our pilot, and student end-of-module comments were very positive for this technological enhancement.

Read the publication
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LabSims and Smart Worksheets

Combine a curated collection of Smart Worksheets and LabSims to give your students a highly engaging practical science experience that is perfect for self study and remote learning.

LabSims increase student confidence and competence in the use of laboratory techniques and equipment.