The genesis for the latest app version of GlobiLab resulted from a clear gap in digital science education. Globisens realized that while the Chromebook has emerged as a unique utility for the education sector in recent years, many users were prohibited by the limited number of available apps for this platform, particularly in science education.
Students of the NASA-funded afterschool NOVAS program in collaboration with Hi-Impact Consultancy in the UK recently launched a Labdisc with a high altitude weather balloon to the edge of space. The students' mission was to take pictures of Earth from space.
The SAILS (Strategies for Assessing Inquiry Learning in Science) project is an international initiative aimed at developing new methods for assessing the skills of students engaged in inquiry based science activities. The project is has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Program for research technological development and demonstration.
As part of the prestigious Plan Ceibal, the project leaders also looked to improve science education from elementary school right through to University. Here a solution was required that could offer more sophisticated science functionality, while still be intuitive and robust enough for very young science students.
The Labdisc fulfills the Globisens vision of making science learning easy and convenient with an all-in-one wireless science laboratory. This month the company launched a new line of key external sensors whose purpose is to broaden the possible experiment range, while still maintaining the consolidated all-in-one Labdisc concept.