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ULabGrid, an Infrastructure to Develop Distant Laboratories for Undergrad Students over a Grid

  • O. Ardaiz
  • P. Artigas
  • L. Díaz de Cerio
  • F. Freitag
  • A. Gallardo
  • R. Messeguer
  • L. Navarro
  • D. Royo
  • K. Sanjeevan
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2970)

Abstract

There has been a lot of discussion and study in the recent past about how distance learning could be improved using emerging technologies. Collaborative tools based on the web/internet infrastructure such as e-mail, discussion groups, video/audio conferencing and virtual campuses have been proposed and implemented in many areas of distance learning. We had proposed [3] ULabGrid as a new architecture that enables educators to design collaborative, distant laboratories for undergraduate students using the Grid infrastructure. We describe here some of the changes we have made to the proposed architecture and the prototype that is being developed and present the results of our efforts to date.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. Ardaiz
    • 1
  • P. Artigas
    • 1
  • L. Díaz de Cerio
    • 1
  • F. Freitag
    • 1
  • A. Gallardo
    • 1
  • R. Messeguer
    • 1
  • L. Navarro
    • 1
  • D. Royo
    • 1
  • K. Sanjeevan
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Architecture DepartmentPolytechnic University of CataloniaBarcelonaSpain

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