Presentation on theme: "Online Engineering Labs: Keith Williams Director eSTEeM(MCT) Open University UK Sept 2012."— Presentation transcript:
Online Engineering Labs: Keith Williams Director eSTEeM(MCT) Open University UK Sept 2012
Why not? Interactive Screen Experiments – Photo-realistic point-of-view recordings of real experiments. Results : Derived by algorithm Banked real measurements
Why not? Remote Access Laboratories – Complex equipment routinely controlled through digital interfaces, eg mass spectrometers, astronomical telescopes Lab class equipment using Labview interfaces Purpose built rigs
Why not? 3-D Immersive Environments – Games technologies that enable students to explore and interact with equipment SLOODLE developments
Why not? MegaLab Experiments - Investigations in which large numbers of distributed students contribute data to mass observation exercises eg to map national traffic noise, pollution levels.
Whats happening where? Australasia: Labshare Asia; India, National Mission Education through ICT. Europe; Library of Labs of labs.com »Global online Lab Consortium lab.org/ lab.org/
Nearer home Wolfson OpenScience Laboratory Launch phase (£1M + continued OU support) One year Platform – open, scaleable, Existing applications adapted Examples of new approaches Research established Inquiry, learning analytics