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Author(s): Martyn Cooper
José M. M. Ferreira
Title: Remote laboratories extending access to science and engineering curricular
Issue Date: 2009
Abstract: This paper draws on research, development and deployment of remote laboratories undertaken by the authors since 2000. They jointly worked on the PEARL project [] from 2000-2003 and have worked on further projects within their own institutions (the Open University, UK and the University of Porto, Portugal, respectively) since then. The paper begins with a statement of the rationale for remote experiments, then offers a review of past work of the authors and highlights the key lessons for remote labs drawn from this. These lessons include i) The importance of removing accessibility barriers; ii) The importance of a pedagogic strategy; iii) Evaluation of pedagogic effectiveness; iv) The ease of automation or remote control; v) Learning objectives and design decisions. The paper then discusses key topics including assessment issues; instructional design; pedagogical strategies; relations to industry; and cost benefits. A conclusion summarizes key points from the paper within a review of the current status of remote labs in education.
Subject: Engenharia electrotécnica, electrónica e informática
Electrical engineering, Electronic engineering, Information engineering
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias::Engenharia electrotécnica, electrónica e informática
Engineering and technology::Electrical engineering, Electronic engineering, Information engineering
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:FEUP - Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional

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