Remote Laboratories as Learning Objects - Building and Publishing of Labs on the LiLa Portal
Richter, David Boehringer
workshop is planned as a half-day session, including presentations and
work-phases on the machines of the participants.
University in Zlin, Faculty of Applied Informatics, Zlin, Czech Republic
2University of Trnava, Faculty of Education, Department of Physics, Trnava, Slovak Republic
Integrated e-Learning for Freshmen of Engineering Education
1University of Trnava, Faculty of Education, Department of Physics, Trnava, Slovak Republic
University in Zlin, Faculty of Applied Informatics, Zlin, Czech
Key words: Integrated e-Learning, distance education, freshmen education, remote and virtual laboratories
Presentation gives practical application of Integrated e-Learning (INTe-L) a new strategy of education, based on recent massive progress in Information communication technologies, and exclusively on the exploratory function of physics along the lines sciences use. Here a special function play globally shared remote experimentation of real world via Inter-net and virtual interactive simulations. We demonstrate on the chapter Mechanics, as a part of the introductory course of physics for freshmen, the utilisation of the INTe-L strategy. The first experience with application for students of the Fac-ulty of Applied Informatics, Tomas Bata University in Zlin and the Faculty of Education, Trnava University are presented, where the subject matter is delivered by Learning Management System - LMS (Moodle) - in successions that start by a remote or virtual experiment, with subsequent questions on observed phenomena, followed by the corresponding theory. The level of acquired knowledge is feed backed by the randomly generated tests and exercises.
experience with the INTe-L strategy application are presented.
her M.S. degrees in Physics from Comenius
University in Bratislava, Slovakia, in 1973, and 1981 a Ph.D.
Physics-Mathematics Science. In 1992 she was appointed Associate
in 2002 Extraord. Professor at the Faculty of Materials Science and
in Trnava, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava. Since 2003
been active at the University of Trnava, Faculty of Education. Since
is also with Faculty of Informatics, Tomas Bata University in Zlin. Her
activities are optical properties of chalcogenide and heavy metal
glasses and e-learning in Physics teaching. (e-m: firstname.lastname@example.org
INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY DEPT. OF ELECTRICAL
A local instructional laboratory for electrical experiments can be opened for remote ac-cess using the VISIR Open Laboratory Platform. A VISIR Open Laboratory is a server/client application enabling students to perform physical electrical experiments within limits set by the teacher over the internet using a web browser 24/7. Virtual front panels and a virtual breadboard displayed on the client PCs are used to control the physical equipment connected to the server. The server is an online workbench giving the students the impression that they are working in a real laboratory. Such a workbench supplements a local laboratory equipped with workbenches comprising oscilloscope, function generator, multi-meter, triple power supply, and a solderless breadboard.
Apart from Blekinge Institute of Technology in Sweden, where the platform has been created three universities, University of Deusto in Spain, FH Campus Wien in Austria, and Carinthia University of Applied Sciences in Austria have already implemented rep-licas of the online workbench at BTH and use them in their regular education. Other universities are ready to start. It is easy for teachers to introduce their own existing labo-ratory exercises. A modem connection and a web browser with Flash player are suffi-cient for the student.
The software required to set up such a workbench has been published under a GNU GPL licence. Apart from a standard PC the hardware required to join the VISIR Com-munity and implement an online workbench is a PXI chassis containing instruments and a switching matrix for circuit wiring. The components to be used by the students are to be provided by the teachers and are installed in the matrix. Universities, schools and other teaching organizations are invited to participate and open their local laboratories for remote access in order to be able to produce engineers with a solid and documented laboratory experience but without significantly increased cost per student.
This workshop is divided into four parts:
deals with the preparation of the EU
project proposal European Centre of Remote Technologie (EUREMOTE) in
work programme CAPACITIES/Part 1: Re-search infrastructures.
The aim of the planned project is to construct a virtual research community including a corre-sponding e-infrastructure (European Centre for Remote Technology) by means of which the growing European and global RT community from many science and engineering disciplines can communicate, collaborate on research projects and provide training services for the scien-tific community, higher-education and industry. By deploying a new generation of a highly developed global infrastructure that incorporates national RT initiatives, the EUREMOTE community intends to enable European researchers from different RT areas to collaborate over a broad spectrum. The community should utilise synergies and thus enable multidiscipli-nary RT projects. Thus, intelligent RT processes for signal analysis of medical data (e-health) may also be of interest for the remote diagnosis of machine and system data.
The EUREMOTE I project proposal submitted first time in November 2009 in the call INFRA-2010-1.2.3: Virtual Research Communities. The project consortium consists of 16 partners from 13 countries. In the evaluation process the project didn’t reach the required threshold of 10 points and got only 9.5 points. In the result the EUREMOTE I project propos-al was rejected by the EU commission.
Now the project consortium intends to submit a revised EUREMOTE proposal (EUREMOTE II) in the next call (in November 2010) and the objective of the workshop is to discuss this new EUREMOTE II project proposal.
The workshop is open for all participants of the REV 2010 and the project consortium of EUREMOTE is also open for new interested project partners.
1. Short presentation of the EUREMOTE I proposal
2. Evaluation report of the EU commission
3. Discussion of the evaluation report
4. Conclusions and suggestions for the revision of the EUREMOTE proposal as a new EUREMOTE II project proposal
5. Discussion of the next tasks and further procedure
Duration oth the workshop: 3 hours