Recent Progresses of the Remote Didactic Laboratory LA.DI.RE “G. Savastano” Project

Conference paper

Abstract

The Remote Didactic Laboratory Laboratorio Didattico Remoto– LA.DI.RE. “G. Savastano” is an e-learning measurement laboratory supported by the Italian Ministry of University. It provides the students of electric and electronic measurement courses at the technical university with access to remote measurement laboratories, delivering different teaching activities related to measurement experiments. The core of the software architecture is the integration of the learning management system (LMS) with the remotely accessible measurement laboratories through web services and thin client paradigm, providing a new approach to remote experiments on measurement instrumentation. The chapter highlights the recent progresses in the last 2 years of the LA.DI.RE. “G. Savastano” project. In particular, the aspects taken into account concern (i) the availability of teaching experiments to cover different topics and aspects of the teaching program of instrumentation and measurement at the technical university, by taking into account the different countries and languages of the students, (ii) the reality of the experimental activity environment, by realizing a system for the real-time visualization of the instruments with the capability of adjusting the video-stream characteristics to the client bandwidth, and (iii) the quality assessment of the educational activities to the students.

Keywords

e-Learning Laboratory experiments Measurement instrumentation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EngineeringUniversity of SannioBeneventoItaly
  2. 2.DEIS, University of CalabriaRendeItaly

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