Cyber-Physical Laboratories in Engineering and Science Education

  • Michael E. Auer
  • Abul K.M. Azad
  • Arthur Edwards
  • Ton de Jong

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. State of the Art and Future Developments in Online Laboratory Architectures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-3
    2. Pablo Orduña, Javier Garcia-Zubia, Luis Rodriguez-Gil, Ignacio Angulo, Unai Hernandez-Jayo, Olga Dziabenko et al.
      Pages 17-42
    3. Christophe Salzmann, Wissam Halimi, Denis Gillet, Sten Govaerts
      Pages 43-78
    4. Ananda Maiti, Mark Smith, Andrew D. Maxwell, Alexander A. Kist
      Pages 79-109
    5. Melanie Schranz, Wilfried Elmenreich, Micha Rappaport
      Pages 111-135
  3. Pedagogy of Cyber-Physical Experimentation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-139
    2. Emily B. Moore, Katherine K. Perkins
      Pages 141-162
    3. Janice D. Gobert, Raha Moussavi, Haiying Li, Michael Sao Pedro, Rachel Dickler
      Pages 191-217
    4. Prema Nedungadi, Maneesha Vinodini Ramesh, Preeja Pradeep, Raghu Raman
      Pages 219-240
    5. Tasos Hovardas, Margus Pedaste, Zacharias Zacharia, Ton de Jong
      Pages 241-268
  4. Cyber-Physical Laboratories: Best Practices and Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-270
    2. Ismail Fidan, Amy Elliott, Mel Cossette, Thomas Singer, Ed Tackett
      Pages 331-342
    3. Ridha Ennetta, Ibrahim Nasri, Soufiene Bouallègue, Thrasyvoulos Tsiatsos
      Pages 343-361
    4. Z. Zhang, M. Zhang, Y. Chang, E.-S. Aziz, S. K. Esche, C. Chassapis
      Pages 363-402

About this book


This volume investigates a number of issues needed to develop a modular, effective, versatile, cost effective, pedagogically-embedded, user-friendly, and sustainable online laboratory system that can deliver its true potential in the national and global arenas. This allows individual researchers to develop their own modular systems with a level of creativity and innovation while at the same time ensuring continuing growth by separating the responsibility for creating online laboratories from the responsibility for overseeing the students who use them. The volume first introduces the reader to several system architectures that have proven successful in many online laboratory settings. The following chapters then describe real-life experiences in the area of online laboratories from both technological and educational points of view. The volume further collects experiences and evidence on the effective use of online labs in the context of a diversity of pedagogical issues. It also illustrates successful online laboratories to highlight best practices as case studies and describes the technological design strategies, implementation details, and classroom activities as well as learning from these developments. Finally the volume describes the creation and deployment of commercial products, tools and services for online laboratory development. It also provides an idea about the developments that are on the horizon to support this area.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Michael E. Auer
    • 1
  • Abul K.M. Azad
    • 2
  • Arthur Edwards
    • 3
  • Ton de Jong
    • 4
  1. 1.Carinthia University of Applied SciencesVillachAustria
  2. 2.Northern Illinois UniversityDeKalbUSA
  3. 3.University of ColimaColimaMexico
  4. 4.University of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-76934-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-76935-6
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