LearnSmart Labs is revolutionizing the lab experience by providing an adaptive, interactive, personalized lab experience that encourages students to theorize and experiment like scientists do. In the highly realistic LearnSmart Labs environment, students can practice the scientific method, safely develop and test hypotheses, and think critically about their findings before ever setting foot in a physical lab. The conclusion: LearnSmart Labs gets students ready to engage in high-level scientific thinking, letting them – and instructors – make the most of valuable lab time.
- Simulated Experiments. Real Learning.
- Excel in the Lab
- Explore Powerful Reports
- Make the Most of Lab Time
- Improve Performance
Virtual Experiments. Real Learning.
Experiment in a highly realistic simulated lab environment.
Excel in the Lab.
Do and think like a scientist.
Explore Powerful Reports
Powerful reports pinpoint specific topics and learning objectives for reinforcement. Learn More
Make the Most ofLab Time
LearnSmart Labs allows you to maximize time spent in the physical lab. Learn More
It’s no longer a hypothesis when it has been proven. Students perform better with LearnSmart Labs
Eastern Illinois University
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How It Works - Overview
LearnSmart Labs takes students through three phases of scientific learning - Preparation, Enhancement and Simulation - to quickly and efficiently identify and close knowledge gaps before immersing students in hands-on, outcome-based lab simulations that let them develop, test and revise their own hypotheses.
How It Works - Students
The revolutionary LearnSmart Labs engages students as if they were scientists through three phases of learning - Prep, Enhancement and Simulation.
- Prep - Each lab starts with a review of core concepts to prepare you for more critical thinking and hands-on experimentation in the next two phases.
- Enhancement - You answer a series of in-depth questions to gauge your understanding of key concepts. Labs' super-adaptive technology then adjusts your personalized learning plan on the fly and serves up probes, animations and other learning tools to close any knowledge gaps before you head into the simulated lab.
- Simulation - You answer a series of in-depth questions to gauge your understanding of key concepts. Labs' super-adaptive technology then adjusts your personalized learning plan on the fly and serves up probes, animations and other learning tools to close any knowledge gaps before you head into the simulated lab.
How It Works - Instructors
LearnSmart Labs guides students through three phases of learning - Prep, Enhancement and Simulation - so that they are already thinking like scientists before coming to class.
- Prep - Each lab starts with a review of core concepts to prepare students for more critical thinking and hands-on experimentation in the next two phases.
- Enhancement - Labs asks a series of in-depth questions to gauge students' understanding of concepts. As problem areas are identified, Labs' super-adaptive technology serves up probes, animations and other supplemental resources to close any knowledge gaps.
- Simulation - A virtual lab coach guides students as they conduct highly realistic experiments in a simulated lab environment that lets them safely make mistakes, test and refine their own hypotheses, and gain a deeper understanding of the scientific method.
Students who practice with LearnSmart Labs advance their critical thinking skills so they can learn faster, retain more knowledge and get better grades. Instructors who use the program get a lab full of students ready to dive into exploration of higher-level scientific concepts.
Do and think like a scientist.
A highly realistic virtual lab environment lets students select a hypothesis, choose an experimental strategy to test their theory, and collect and analyze data.
Get personal guidance.
A virtual lab coach provides subtle hints when needed, asks questions about the student's choices and allows the student to reflect upon and correct mistakes.
Identify and address problem areas.
A baseline knowledge assessment and super-adaptive technology finds students' weaknesses and adjusts their learning path to close knowledge gaps.
Make progress while making mistakes.
A safe environment encourages trial-and-error experimentation, a vital part of scientific learning.
See where you stand.
A robust set of reports allow students to dig deeper and pinpoint the areas they are struggling with the most.
Make the most of lab time.
LearnSmart Labs prepares every student for the live lab experience, eliminating prep time and allowing instructors to focus lab time on higher-level concepts.
Don't let limitations diminish the lab experience.
LearnSmart Labs is a great way to provide a meaningful, hands-on lab experience despite limited funding, lack of physical lab space and growing enrollments.
See where they stand.
Powerful reports allow instructors to pinpoint and address individual student's needs and gauge the overall progress of the class.
LearnSmart Labs Reports
LearnSmart Labs Student and Instructor Reports provide real-time information about individual and class performance and understanding, keeping students and instructors fully up to date on course progress.
Student Reports break down your time spent studying and track your progress to identify what you know and what you don’t, so it’s clear where you should focus valuable lab time to achieve maximum results.
View frequently missed questions. You can practice answering questions you recently got wrong. Most Challenging Learning Objectives View the learning objectives that are the hardest for you. You can look them up in your book to study them further.view report
Most Challenging Learning Objectives
View the learning objectives that are the hardest for you. You can look them up in your book to study them further.view report
Create your own quizzes to practice for upcoming tests or exams.view report
View how aware you were of whether or not you knew the answers. This awareness can help you study more effectively.view report
View the modules and sections you struggled with the most. You can look up each challenging section for more study.view report
Tree of Knowledge
View your Tree of Knowledge, and watch it grow as you learn. You can compare your tree of today with the tree from yesterday. See what happens if you stop practicing.view report
The Instructor Reports are part of why LearnSmart Labs allows instructors to focus valuable lab time focused on rich conceptual discussions and experimentations with their students. Reports allow instructors to quickly monitor student activity, making it easy to identify which students are struggling and provide immediate help to ensure that those students stay enrolled in the course and improve their performance. LearnSmart Labs Instructor Reports also highlight the concepts and learning objectives that the class as a whole is having difficulty grasping. This essential information lets you know exactly which areas to target for review during your limited class time.
View statistics on how knowledgeable your students are about their own comprehension and learning.view report
Identify at risk and on track students by comparing their initial diagnostic level with their current progress, based on the work they have completed thus far.view report
View current progress for individual students by comparing their initial diagnostic level with their current progress, based on the work they have completed thus far.view report
Section Averages by Topic
View information on how your class performed on each of the assigned topics.view report
Student Progress by Topic
View individual student details and completion level breakdown for each topicview report
Student Progress by Unit
View individual student progress for each unit.view report