Barriers to adopting remote access laboratory learning activities

Kist, Alexander A. ORCID: (2012) Barriers to adopting remote access laboratory learning activities. In: AaeE 2012: The Profession of Engineering Education: Advancing Teaching, Research and Careers, 3-5 Dec 2012, Melbourne, Australia.

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Laboratories form an important part of engineering education and program accreditation. Delivering practical learning activities for distance students is difficult. There have been many initiatives in this space from small scale experiments to large scale national and international projects, such as Labshare (Lowe et al., 2009) and iLab (Harward et al., 2008). Current literature suggests that a lot of attention has been paid to implementation details of individual experiments and systems. However, the impact of learning activities has received little attention. Anecdotal evidence also suggests that these technologies are not widely used as learning and teaching tools. By investigating a number of Remote Access Laboratory (RAL) activities that are hosted in a common environment (Kist & Gibbings, 2010), this study investigates barriers that inhibit the wide application of this technology.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2013 00:11
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2017 02:01
Uncontrolled Keywords: distance students; online; remote access laboratories; practical learning activities; implementation barriers
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0805 Distributed Computing > 080502 Mobile Technologies
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390405 Educational technology and computing
46 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 4606 Distributed computing and systems software > 460608 Mobile computing
39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390113 Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies

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