Using VISIR in a large undergraduate course: Preliminary assessment results

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
Author(s): G.R. Alves, M.A. Marques, C Viegas, M.C. Costa Lobo, R.G. Barral, R.J. Couto, F.L. Jaob, C.A. Ramos, G.M. Vilao, Ingvar Gustavsson
Title: Using VISIR in a large undergraduate course: Preliminary assessment results
Conference name: IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON
Year: 2011
Pagination: 1125-1132
ISBN: 978-161284643-9
Publisher: IEEE
City: Amman
URI/DOI: 10.1109/EDUCON.2011.5773288
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Engineering - Dept. of Electrical Engineering (Sektionen för ingenjörsvetenskap - Avd. för elektroteknik)
School of Engineering S-371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
Language: English
Abstract: The use of remote labs in undergraduate courses has been reported in literature several times since the mid 90's. Nevertheless, very few articles present results about the learning gains obtained by students using them, especially with a large number of students, thus suggesting a lack of data concerning their pedagogical effectiveness. This paper addresses such a gap by presenting some preliminary results concerning the use of a remote laboratory, known as VISIR, in a large undergraduate course on Applied Physics, with over 500 students enrolled.
Subject: Signal Processing\General
Keywords: engineering education, learning assessment, remote laboratories, weblabs
Note: Authors+ 10> D.S. Covita, J. Alves, P.S. Guimaraes