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2020 Annual Conference
The ASEE 2020 Annual Conference is now a Virtual Conference.
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.
Abul K. M. Azad is a Professor with the Technology Department of Northern Illinois University. He has a Ph.D. in Control and Systems Engineering and an M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Electronics Engineering. He has been in academics for 15+ years, and his research interests include remote laboratories, mechatronic systems, mobile robotics, and educational research. In these areas, Dr. Azad has over 100 refereed journal and conference papers, edited books, and book chapters. So far, he has attracted around $1.7M of research and development grants from various national and international funding agencies. He is a member of the editorial board for a number of professional journals as well as an Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Online Engineering. He is active with various professional organizations (IEEE, IET, ASEE, and ISA), as well as a member of the Board of Trustees of CLAWAR Association. He has served as Chair and Co-Chairs of numerous conferences and workshops, in addition to serving on the program committees of around 30 international conferences. Dr. Azad is a project proposal reviewer with various national and international funding agencies in the U.S., Europe, and Australia.
Since 1995 Michael Auer is Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Systems Engineering Deptartment of the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences Villach, Austria and has also teaching positions at the Universities of Klagenfurt (Austria), Amman (Jordan), Brasov (Romania), and Patras (Greece). He was invited for guest lectures at MIT Boston, Columbia University, the Technical Universities of Moscow, Athens and others. He is a senior member of IEEE and member of VDE, IGIP, etc. He is the author or co-author of more than 180 publications and leading member of numerous national and international organizations in the field of online technologies. He is founder and chair of the annual international ICL and REV conferences and chair or member of the program committees of several international conferences and workshops. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journals of ”Online Engineering," ”Emerging Technologies in Learning," and ”Interactive Mobile Technologies.” Michael Auer is Founding-President and CEO of the ”International Association of Online Engineering” (IAOE) since 2006, a non-governmental organization that promotes the vision of new engineering working environments worldwide. In September 2010, he was elected as President of the ”International Society of Engineering Education” (IGIP). Furthermore, he is a member of the Advisory Board of the ”European Learning Industry Group” (ELIG).
Danilo Garbi Zutin has graduated in electrical engineering at the State University of Sao Paulo, Bauru and obtained his Master's degree in Systems Design (specialization in Remote Systems) at the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences. His research interests are in the field of remote engineering, online labs, remote control of devices and software development for online labs. Danilo Garbi Zutin is currently a Assistant Professor and Senior Researcher and team member of the Center of Competence in Online Laboratories and Open Learning (CCOL) at the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, where he has been engaged in projects for the development of online laboratories. In January 2010, Danilo Garbi Zutin was appointed Secretary General of the International Association of Online Engineering, and in the following year Secretary General of IGIP. Danilo is author or co-author of more than 30 scientific papers published in international journals, magazines and conferences. Most of these papers are in the field of online laboratories and issues associated with their dissemination and usage.
Alexander A. Kist received the Ph.D. degree in Communication and Electronic Engineering from RMIT University, Melbourne in 2004. He is a Senior Lecturer (Telecommunications) and the School Coordinator (Learning and Teaching) in the School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering in the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science at the University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba. His research interests include teletraffic engineering, performance modeling, remote access laboratories, and engineering education. Dr. Kist has authored more than 90 scientific articles, and from 2009 until 2011, he has lead the Faculty of Engineering and Surveying Remote Access Laboratory initiative. Currently he is a co-leader of the RALfie - Remote Access Laboratories for Fun, Innovation, and Education project funded through the Australian Government's Collaborative Research Networks (CRN) program. He is an elected executive member of the International Association of Online Engineering (IAOE) and the Global Online Laboratory Consortium (GOLC). He is a Steering Committee member of the annual Australasian Networks and Applications Conference (ATNAC).
Dr Lindy Orwin is a researcher in the Remote Access Laboratories for Fun, Innovation, and Education (RALfie) Project at the University of Southern Queensland. Lindy is researching the educational use of gamification to increase engagement and collaboration in an innovative environment that uses a maker approach with children, building and sharing RAL for STEM learning. Lindy has worked for educational and research organizations across Australia, the UK, and the USA in funded projects and research in the use of emerging technologies for enhancing learning since 1980, and Internet-mediated learning since 1994. She has published and presented extensively on educational technology applications, most recently on virtual worlds and gamification. Lindy is the recipient of many state, national, and international awards, including the Outstanding Leader in the use of IT in Education award from the International Society for Technology in Education.
Dr. Kemi Jona is a Research Professor of Learning Sciences and Computer Science at Northwestern University and Director of the Office of STEM Education Partnerships, where he leads research and development projects in STEM curriculum design, cyberlearning, online and blended learning models, and web-based patient education and outreach. Current projects include 'FUSE Studios' that engage students in STEM fields through low-barrier, hands-on exploratory challenges; ‘The iLab Network’ which is developing remote online laboratories; ‘Watershed Dynamics’ where students connect directly to large-scale scientific databases to analyze hydrology data in their own watershed; and ‘EcoCasting’ which teaches computational modeling of complex systems through inquiry activities on ecosystems, food webs, and bioaccumulation. The author of numerous book chapters, articles, and conference papers on the topics of online learning, curriculum design, virtual labs and online science, and learning technology and strategy, he holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Northwestern University and a B.S. with honors in Computer Science and Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Gustavo R. Alves graduated in 1991 and obtained an M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Computers and Electrical Engineering in 1995 and 1999, respectively, from the University of Porto, Portugal. He is a professor at the Polytechnic of Porto School of Engineering since 1994. He has authored or co-authored +145 conference and journal papers with referee process, 3 book chapters, and co-edited a book about "Using Remote Labs in Education." He has also been involved in +15 national & international research projects. His research interests include engineering education, remote experimentation, and design for debug & test. He served as program co-chair of the 1st International Conference of the Portuguese Society for Engineering Education, as general chair of the 11th Remote Engineering and Virtual Instrumentation conference, of the 3rd Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality conference, and also as a Program Committee member of several international conferences. Dr. Alves has also served as guest editor at the international Journal of Online Engineering (iJOE), the International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy (iJEP), the IEEE Latin American Learning Technologies Journal, and the European Journal of Engineering Education (EJEE).
Kimberly DeLong received her computer science degree from Smith College in Northampton, Mass. and her masters from Northeastern University in Computer Systems Engineering. Kimberly has been with the Center for Educational Computing Initiatives (CECI) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology since 1995. During this time, she has worked on many projects involving a broad range of educational technologies. She has been involved with the iLab project since 2002 and is currently the MIT iLabs project manager.