Evaluating LAB@FUTURE, a collaborative e-learning Laboratory experiments platform

Courtiat, Jean-Pierre; Davarakis, Costas; Totter, Alexandra; Mwanza, Daisy; Faust, Martin and Kaufmann, Hannes (2004). Evaluating LAB@FUTURE, a collaborative e-learning Laboratory experiments platform. In: European Distance and E-Learning Network Annual conference (EDEN 2004), 16-19 Jun 2004, Budapest, Hungary.

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This paper presents Lab@Future, an advanced e-learning platform that uses novel Information and Communication Technologies to support and expand laboratory teaching practices. For this purpose, Lab@Future uses real and computer generated objects that are interfaced using mechatronic systems, augmented reality, mobile technologies and 3D multi user environments. The main aim is to develop and demonstrate technological support for practical experiments in the following focused disciplines namely: Fluid Dynamics - Science subject in Germany, Geometry - Mathematics subject in Austria, History and Environmental Awareness – Arts and Humanities subjects in Greece and Slovenia. In order to pedagogically enhance the design and functional aspects of this e-learning technology, we are investigating the dialogical operationalisation of learning theories so as to leverage our understanding of teaching and learning practices in the targeted context of deployment. To be able to evaluate the lab@future system in its entire complexity an evaluation methodology including several phases has been developed, performing formative as well as summative evaluations.

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  • Item ORO ID
  • 11792
  • Item Type
  • Conference or Workshop Item
  • Project Funding Details
  • Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
    Not SetNot SetEuropean Commission, FP6
  • Extra Information
  • New Challenges and Partnerships in an Enlarged European Union
    Open, Distance and E-Learning in Support of Modernisation, Capacity Building and Regional Development
    Proceedings of the EDEN 2004 Annual Conference
    16-19 June 2004
    Edited by András Szűcs and Ingeborg Bø
    ISBN: 963-216-052-5
  • Keywords
  • distributed e-learning environments; Lab@Future
  • Academic Unit or School
  • Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
  • Copyright Holders
  • © 2004 European Distance Education Network and the Authors
  • Depositing User
  • Daisy Mwanza