Sun. June 14, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Free ticketed event
Internet accessible remote laboratories refer to the physical (real) laboratory equipment being controlled remotely from a distance over the Internet. Remote laboratories involve skills in a number of areas; the most significant ones are instrumentation, computer interfacing, networking and network security, web application development, database management, learning management systems, and pedagogical design. With the growth of networking and web technology, as well as demand on student community, there is a tremendous interest toward the development and implementation of Internet-based remote developments. Unfortunately, there is no arrangement of formal/informal training in terms of design and development of these remote laboratories, as well as their implementation for laboratory course offerings and associated management issues. To address these issues, this workshop will provide an opportunity for the academics, researchers, and developers to learn about the state-of-the-art advances in remote labs, as well as challenges and potentials.
The program will be divided into four sessions, addressed by four individuals. These individuals are active with remote laboratory development and implementation for a number of years and are leading this discipline. The session titles are as follows:
a) Architecture and future developments
b) Best practices, case studies, and standardization
c) Mobile learning and online labs
d) Pedagogy for online laboratory
a) Architecture and future developments: This session will discuss the remote laboratory architectures that are developed by major groups around the globe and their relative advantages and disadvantages. These included iLab, Labshare, etc. These will be followed up with future potentials of new developments.
b) Best practices, case studies, and standardization: This session will highlight the most successful laboratories that are being used for offering laboratory courses. This will include their implementation strategies, lessons learned, and standardization and sustainability.
c) Mobile learning and online labs: This session will highlight the initiatives where the remote laboratories are implemented using mobile technologies.
d) Pedagogy for online laboratory: Developing an effective pedagogy for remote laboratory implementation is a major challenge. This section will discuss the challenges and possible ways to develop a pedagogy for remote approaches to laboratory offerings.