Shareable Educational Architecturesfor Remote LaboratoriesMohamed Tawfik, Elio San Cristóbal, Alberto Pesquera, Rosario Gil, SergioMartin, Gabriel Díaz, Juan Peire, Manuel Castro, Rafael Pastor, SalvadorRos, Roberto HernándezElectrical & Computer Engineering DepartmentSpanish University for Distance Education (UNED)
The implementation of practical sessions in engineering education:• Paves the way for students to be familiar with the instruments and thus, with the industrial real-world.• Augment the learning outcomes by strengthening the understanding of scientific concepts and theories.
Remote laboratories facilitates the practical sessions availabilityproviding on-line ubiquitous workbenches unconstrained by neithertemporal nor geographical considerations.
Remote laboratories are those laboratories that can be controlled andadministrated online. They differ from the virtual simulatedlaboratories as they are interacting with physical instruments.
The common generic architecture design of today’s remote laboratoryfor industrial electronics applications.
Recently, remote laboratories have been developed at multipleuniversities and adopted in engineering education. Furthermore, someof these laboratories are replicated at many universities such as theelectronic circuit’s remote labs: NetLab, VISIR, and labs based on NIELVIS II.
This was the commence of a new mainstream which advocates a betterremodeling of those laboratories to allow their allocation, sharing amonguniversities, and their communication with other heterogeneoussystems, e.g., Learning Management Systems (LMS).
In this context, numerous sharable educational architectures for remotelabs integration have emerged such asLiLa, Lab2go, ISILab, DCL, WebLab Deusto, iLab (ISA), and Labshare(Sahara).
II. Integration with Learning Management Systems (LMSs) …. LMS Lab1 Lab2 …. ….Students Provided Services: Administrative tools Scheduling Synchronous and asynchronous communication tools Assessment and tracking tools Multimedia sharing tools Standard compatibility
III. Integration with Remote Laboratory Management Systems (RLMSs) …... …... RLMS USERS Common Access Portal Equipments Management Lab Servers Administrative Tools Communication Tools .. Diferent Remote Lab Systems Other
GOLC: Global Online Laboratory Consortium• The GOLC consortium is focused on promoting the development and sharing of, and research into remotely accessible laboratories for educational use.• The GOLC partners include most of the pioneers in remote laboratories development and deployment. http://online-lab.org/
GOLC: Global Online Laboratory Consortium• The trend in researching within GOLC is to create standard APIs that allows communication with different remote laboratory systems that adhere to this standard.• For instance, users of Sahara could access experiments integrated in iLab and vice versa.
Research on Technologies for Engineering Education http://ohm.ieec.uned.es/For more information about remote laboratories, we invite you to access tothe web page of the Electrical & Computer Engineering department of theUNED.
Thanks for your Attention! Gabriel DiazElectrical & Computer Engineering Department (DIEEC) Spanish University for Distance Education (UNED)