Michael Bodekaer: This virtual lab will revolutionize science class
Michael Bodekaer - Entrepreneur
Michael Bodekaer is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for building innovative technology companies that have the potential to change the world. Full bio
headset that I'm wearing
revolutionize science education.
more than twice as effective.
how all of this is possible,
the quality of science education
a whole list of growing challenges,
with global warming,
solve all of these great challenges?
it is these young students.
of young, bright scientists.
these challenges ahead of us.
university students just like these,
looked a little bit more like this here.
the reality out there
around the world:
why they're learning about a topic
innovative teaching methods,
turned into e-books,
into YouTube videos
were being turned into MOOCs --
is taking the same content
wrong, that is really great --
is still more or less the same,
had been proven over and over again
in-flight training to train the pilots.
virtual reality laboratory simulator,
could perform experiments
happen in a real-world lab.
research to these students.
could save millions of dollars
perform virtual experiments
they could also understand --
inside the machine --
which is an important topic
for good safety reasons.
a full dashboard,
where the students are at.
how important meaning is
a mysterious CSI murder case
when we launched all of this
come up to me sometimes afterwards,
in this virtual lab,
this really is for the students.
whether this really worked,
did a study with 160 students --
and Technical University of Denmark.
the students into two groups.
the virtual laboratory simulations,
traditional teaching methods,
before and after the experiment,
the learning impact of the students.
increase in the learning effectiveness
over traditional teaching methods.
was on the learning.
the virtual laboratories
increase in the learning effectiveness,
the science teacher's impact
of learning psychologists
and game developers --
to be presenting what we came up with
incredibly hard to create.
have these, smartphones --
headset, a low-cost headset.
into this virtual world.
in the audience also get to try this,
that you have to try
inside this virtual lab.
turned my mobile phone
Ivy League laboratory
that I can interact with.
and do experiments with it.
and -- oh, look there,
my electron microscope.
an electron microscope in their pocket?
on the machine.
about relevant theory.
content that is relevant
that I'm performing right now.
my lab assistant --
through this whole laboratory.
to literally teleport themselves
that I'm in right now
through this whole experiment.
an even cooler thing, I think --
even do in real laboratories.
shrunk myself a million times
you have to try this.
I'm standing inside the machine
and I see the molecules.
and the enzymes and so forth.
inside your body right now.
how all of this works.
a little bit of a sense
in these new teaching methods.
also works on iPads and laptops
empower and inspire
to drive the adoption
quantum leap in science education
universities and schools and teachers
with a little story
low-cost test for pancreatic cancer
of how he did this huge breakthrough,
almost prevented him
have access to real laboratories,
most fancy machines you can imagine
make any scientist in here
would empower and inspire
of young and bright scientists,
About the speaker:Michael Bodekaer - Entrepreneur
Michael Bodekaer is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for building innovative technology companies that have the potential to change the world.
Why you should listen
Born and raised in Denmark, Michael Bodekaer’s first business venture came to life when he was just 14 years old. Fast forward to 2016 and Michael is the founder of five unique organizations with offices spanning the globe.
With the ambition of leveraging cutting-edge technology to improve learning quality, Michael partnered with co-founder and science professor Dr. Mads Bonde to create a concept aimed at increasing the level of versatility and accessibility of science education. Labster is a groundbreaking platform that gives students worldwide the opportunity to learn life sciences through gamified education in immersive 3D virtual worlds and laboratories. With the ability to significantly enhance student’s motivation, these new and ever-evolving teaching tools are bringing a revolution to world class learning.
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