The Lab@Future Project: ‘Moving towards the future of e-Learning’

Baudin, Veronique; Faust, Martin; Kaufmann, Hannes; Litsa, Vivian; Mwanza, Daisy; Pierre, Arnaud and Totter, Alexandra (2005). The Lab@Future Project: ‘Moving towards the future of e-Learning’. In: Technology Enhanced Learning (Courtiat, Jean-Pierre; Villemur, Thierry and Davarakis, Costas eds.), IFIP International Federation for Information Processing, Springer, Boston, pp. 3–18.



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 subjects 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.

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  • Item ORO ID
  • 18633
  • Item Type
  • Conference or Workshop Item
  • ISBN
  • 0-387-24046-2, 978-0-387-24046-6
  • Extra Information
  • Technology Enhanced Learning
    IFIP TC3 Technology Enhanced Learning Workshop (TEL'04)
    World Computer Congress
    August 22-27 2004, Toulouse, France
    Edited by Jean-Pierre Courtial, Costas Davarakis, Thierry Villemur
    IFIP vol.171, 2005
    ISBN: 0-387-24046-2
  • Keywords
  • activity theory; synchronous and asynchronous learning; mixed and augmented realities; e-learning laboratories.
  • Academic Unit or School
  • Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
  • Copyright Holders
  • © 2005 by International Federation for Information Processing
  • Depositing User
  • Daisy Mwanza