Introducing RALfie – remote access laboratories for fun, innovation and education

Kist, Alexander A. and Maiti, Ananda and Maxwell, Andrew D. (2015) Introducing RALfie – remote access laboratories for fun, innovation and education. In: 3rd Experiment@International Conference 2015: Online Experimentation ('15), 2-4 June 2015, Ponta Delgada, Portugal.

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Remote Access laboratories are online platform for performing experiments from remote locations. Usually these systems follow a centralised client-server paradigm. This demo will present RALfie - Remote Access Laboratories for Fun, Innovation and Education that is a peer-to-peer remote access laboratory architecture where participants are both users of experiments as well as makers. The system is built upon a VPN service that allows direct access between learner and makers’ experiential rigs. A graphical programming language SNAP is the basis of programming and interfacing with the experimental rig. Apart from experiment and interfaces, quest-based learning strategy is used that presents the experiments as a set of hierarchical groups of activities or quests. This distributed design of RAL allows more hands-on experience to build any experimental setup and provides opt unities to collaborate with fellow students.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Abstract only published in Proceedings.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2016 02:19
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2017 05:17
Uncontrolled Keywords: remote laboratories; STEM education; makers
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130199 Education systems not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing

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