Hatherly, P.A.; Jordan, S.E. and Cayless, A.
Interactive screen experiments: innovative virtual laboratories for distance learners.
European Journal of Physics, 30(4) pp. 751–762.
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The desirability and value of laboratory work for physics students is a well-established principle and issues arise where students are inherently remote from their host institution, as is the case for the UK's Open University. In this paper, we present developments from the Physics Innovations Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (piCETL) in the production and technology of the virtual laboratory resources, interactive screen experiments, and the benefits and drawbacks of such resources. We also explore the motivations behind current implementation of interactive screen experiments and examine evaluation strategies and outcomes through a series of case studies
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