A 3D Virtual Laboratory That Enables Teachers To Remotely Provide Practical STEM Education To Students
StanLab is a 3D interactive, virtual laboratory to help students learn and practice science practicals even without access to a physical laboratory. Our virtual lab will be integrated with a web app for teachers to be able to manage a list of students, assign lab practicals to these students and assess the students performance from the submitted lab worksheet. Our virtual laboratory will provide the same quality learning experience with equity of access to students as they would have had in a physical laboratory but without the hazards of using a physical laboratory.
What is the need are you focusing on?
According to the latest UNESCO figures, some 1.3 billion learners across the world were not able to attend school or university as of March 23, 2020 because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Because of the shutting down of schools, there has been an enormous burden on teachers, and schools, as well as parents to continue to provide quality education to students and practical STEM education has suffered the most as having laboratories in homes is not only a menacing hazard, the cost of setting up one at home is so high that it makes it not feasible but students need to continue to learn STEM. While many tools like Zoom, and Microsoft Teams help with live remote classes, there is a lack of digital tools that would help students actively practice lessons especially in STEM subjects and not just be passive learners and allow teachers to guide their learning.