Best Virtual Lab

Recognizes the best online laboratory that takes place remotely at home, online via computerized robotics, or virtually through simulations or software.  The winning solution offers the same learning outcomes as traditional laboratories, in a virtual format.

Gizmos - ExploreLearning

Get hands-on with math and science Gizmos are online simulations that excite curiosity and invite interaction. We’ve got more than 400 Gizmos in our library covering topics and concepts in math and science for U.S. grades 3-12. Gizmos help students dig deeper into subjects and really understand challenging concepts. Gizmos give everyone something to visualize, manipulate, and compare. That’s hundreds of opportunities where students don’t just act like scientists and mathematicians. They are. Gizmos help students to make connections and draw conclusions with an interactive design that supports manipulation of variables and “what-if” experimentation. Every Gizmo comes with extensive teaching resources that help make planning and teaching easy. Whole group, small group, or 1:1 lessons, Gizmos has you covered. Play, explore, and experience the “ah-ha” moment with Gizmos. • Discover concepts. Interactive design allows for extensive manipulation of variables and “what-if” experimentation. • Analyze data. Visualizations and graphing tools help capture and compare results from experiments. • Go deeper. In-depth activities create more moments to explore, discover and apply new concepts. Our new interactive STEM Cases take Gizmos a step farther. STEM Cases put students in the role of STEM professionals tasked with solving real-world problems. Via interactive case studies, students form and test ideas to find solutions — just like real scientists. Gizmos offer both math and sci

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  • Practice Labs - Practice Labs Systems Limited

    Practice Labs is a new kind of IT training company. Our mission is clear to help 1 million users improve their digital skills by 2023. But we know that learning new skills in IT needs practice, and workplace experience is hard to come by these days. That’s why we empower learners of all abilities with the chance to build their hands-on digital and IT skills using real live IT equipment. We are not a training company, although we help learners reach their career goals with their own hands. 

    Practice Labs pioneered the concept of live, hosted virtual lab environments to provide experiential learning opportunities for students and others looking to extend their hands-on digital and technology skills. The company continues to innovate and is now leading the way in terms of knowledge, skills and ability assessment capabilities.

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    uCertify LAB, uCertify - uCertify

    uCertify Labs are one of the best hands-on labs to deliver information technology, coding and computer science training online, remotely via the mobile app or the browser. Given that technology (especially IT and computer science) changes at an extremely rapid pace, uCertify online labs deliver better value then traditional on-site labs. Students are able to share screen with the instructor to learn better and get help. Additionally, each lab comes with complete remediation and auto-grading allowing students to learn at their own pace and reduce the workload for the instructor.

    From the Judge Feedback for  Best Virtual Lab

    "For overall performance, this platform provides students and educators with various options in assessment and practice all while receiving help and tips along the way. The ability to customize the labs is quite beneficial as well as the ability to set these as exams and create more authentic assessments."


    "Strengths of the platform include the instantaneous feedback being provided to students as well as the ability to directly submit the work to instructors. Having such a platform integrate directly into the LMS or through the use of SSO is needed. Additionally, even though it may be difficult to perform these labs on mobile devices, it is still a possibility which is a strength. Finally, the accessibility opportunities here really presented themselves strongly."


    "The only weakness I could think of was that it can be branched out more into the sciences and engineering to relate more to STEM schools. However, the addition of soft skills and object labs is beneficial to have as well."


    "Very in-depth product which I was glad I was able to see. Definitely something to look into for more authentic-based assessments!"


    "uCertify is a great company and has really amazed me within the past 5 years. Their main goal is innovation and learning. I would highly recommend them for increased innovative measures!"


    "Each year, they make improvements, this is what counts. They don't wait 3-5 years but improve and take innovative measures to do the next best things. Now they have created an app that can be accessed with or without the internet being required."


    "I enjoy UCertify and know that they will continually amaze their users and foster new steps of innovative measures."


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    vSim for Nursing, Wolters Kluwer & Laerdal Medical - Wolters Kluwer

    vSim for Nursing, co-developed by Laerdal Medical and Wolters Kluwer, is an interactive, personalized simulation experience where students develop clinical reasoning skills, competence, and confidence for practice. Designed to simulate realistic nursing scenarios, vSim allows students to use a nurse avatar to interact with patients in a safe, realistic environment, available anytime, anywhere. vSim for Nursing addresses the need that many facilities have for additional clinical practice that may be lacking due to a shortage of time or facilities, or for programs teaching in a distance learning environment. Integrated curriculum resources provide a full simulation learning experience for every student. Students have access to suggested reading material from trusted Wolters Kluwer sources, pre-simulation and post simulation quizzes, Electronic Health Record practice, and reflection questions to gauge student understanding of a scenario and support improved competence through remediation. Based on simulation scenarios developed with the National League of Nursing, each course area includes a variety of patient diagnoses and situations requiring complex decision-making and reasoning skills. vSim covers a variety of course areas fitting student needs as they grow through their educational journey. This ensures that time is focused on their scope of practice, complete with a detailed debriefing file and a time spent log for virtual clinicals. By recording student interactions throughout its virtual simulations, vSim makes it easy to measure each student's success, pinpoint specific weaknesses and deliver instant remediation. Faculty see reports on student performance both in the simulation and quizzes. This is delivered in an on-line gradebook and report. Current, evidence-based decision support content is integrated into vSim with Lippincott Advisor and Lippincott Procedures the same point-of-care content used in hospitals nationwide. vSim for Nursing instills the skills for clinical success through realistic patient encounters based on actual nursing scenarios students will encounter in practice with various degrees of skill sets with the following offerings: LPN, Fundamentals, Health Assessment, Maternity, Pediatric, Gerontology, Pharmacology, Mental Health, and Medical-Surgical.

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