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Online labs for distance learners: reflections from an Irish pilot study

Costello, Eamon orcid logoORCID: 0000-0002-2775-6006, Fox, Seamus and Lynn, Theo orcid logoORCID: 0000-0001-9284-7580 (2008) Online labs for distance learners: reflections from an Irish pilot study. In: ISEE-08 - International Symposium for Engineering Education, 8-10 September 2008, Dublin City University, Ireland. ISBN 1872327737

This presentation discusses the introduction of remote online laboratory (lab) work into Communications Technology modules of an undergraduate BSc. in Information Technology (IT) by distance learning. The role of online labs and virtual instruments in undergraduate education is discussed and how they relate to physical labs. Outcomes are presented of a pilot introduction of online virtual labs. An argument is made that the introduction of online virtual lab work is worthwhile. We also argue it is increasingly feasible if suitable tools can be inexpensively sourced, such as from digital learning repositories as described here.
Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Subjects:Social Sciences > Education
Social Sciences > Distance education
Social Sciences > Educational technology
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > DCU Business School
DCU Faculties and Schools > NIDL (National Institute for Digital Learning)
Publisher:Dublin City University
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:690
Deposited On:29 Oct 2008 16:43 by DORAS Administrator . Last Modified 07 Jun 2019 11:22

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