Labster Webinar: Achieve Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) in Lab Courses with Labster + OpenStax + CollegeBuys

Date: April 23, 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Virtual

In response to the growing burden of student loan debt (reaching $1.7 trillion in 2023) and initiatives to provide and facilitate zero textbook cost (ZTC) course materials gaining momentum, there is an increasing demand for cost-effective learning materials, especially in high-demand fields like science education.

Join Labster for a 1-hour webinar exploring a comprehensive approach that combines OpenStax’s peer-reviewed open educational resources (OER) for foundational knowledge and Labster’s immersive virtual lab simulations for hands-on experience, delivering high-quality lab resources available at zero cost to students. (Pricing is valid until June 1, 2024.)

Dr. Julian Allen, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Labster will delve into the ways your peers have integrated Labster to increase student engagement and boost overall graduation rates. Case studies will showcase the transformative impact of Labster, particularly when used as pre-lab exercises or graded assignments. Dr. Allen will also explore in-depth the following advantages of Labster + OpenStax utilization for students, faculty, and staff:

  • Equitable Access: OpenStax textbooks are freely accessible, ensuring every student has essential resources from day one.
  • Enhanced Learning: Virtual labs from Labster simulate real-life scenarios, sparking curiosity and improving grades and pass rates through active learning strategies.
  • Affordability: This combined solution delivers a comprehensive, high-quality science education experience without financial barriers.

As a token of appreciation for taking the time to contribute your time and experience on this topic, Labster will be offering free gift cards to attendees.


Julian Allen, Ph.D.

Vice President of Academic Affairs, Labster

Julian Allen, Ph.D., is the Vice President of Academic Affairs for Labster, whose interactive virtual training simulations provide immersive digital learning experiences that reinforce the exciting connection between science and the real world for more than six million students in educational institutions around the globe. When he was the Chief Learning Innovations Officer at Georgia State University, Dr. Allen led initiatives to strengthen teaching and learning through the strategic use of technology, innovative pedagogies, and data analytics. He was also a faculty member in the Learning Technology Leadership program at the nonprofit association EDUCAUSE, helping develop the next generation of learning technology innovators.