A theme to unite the resources of different remote laboratories

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
Author(s): Vishal Kondabathini, Sara Boutamina, S. K D Vinjarapu
Title: A theme to unite the resources of different remote laboratories
Conference name: International Conference on Technology for Education, T4E
Year: 2011
ISBN: 978-076954534-9
Publisher: IEEE
City: Chennai
URI/DOI: 10.1109/T4E.2011.16
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Engineering - Dept. of Signal Processing (Sektionen för teknik – avd. för signalbehandling)
School of Engineering S- 372 25 Ronneby
+46 455 38 50 00
Language: English
Abstract: Since a decade an extensive research work is being carried out in the field of remote laboratories, which has changed and made the laboratory education system more interesting, cost effective and an efficient usage factor. These labs allow an engineer or a student to practice the experiments they are interested in as many times as they want with a flexibility of place and time. Now we have several remote lab technologies that have evolved, implemented and are working to enhance and simplify the education system of how an engineer/ a student learns his laboratory work. This paper presents a roadmap for universities wanting to deliver engineers with solid documented laboratory experience qualified to design goods and services for a sustainable society. Students need a lot of learning and training covering many aspects of practical engineering and science to become true experimenters. Ubiquitous laboratories with free access and many well-designed experiments are required with the possibility to perform every experiment within the infrastructures 24/7. A challenge is how to make the labs and the collection available for learning and assessment of practical experiments. How should the funding of the laboratories be arranged? Should universities without laboratory resources pay a subscription when using remote laboratories and these databases of experiments at other universities? This paper describes a theme to unite the different resources of remote laboratories which offer the learners/ job seekers the ability to access and use a variety of practical equipments situated in different and distant laboratories through internet without the need to physically moving to these laboratories. In fact this is one of the benefits of using Remote Laboratories.
Subject: Signal Processing\General
Keywords: Access Portal, E-learning, Infrastructures, Practical skills, Remote laboratories