An internet of laboratory things

Timothy D. Drysdale, N. St.J. Braithwaite

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Abstract

By creating ?an Internet of Laboratory Things? we have built a blend of real and virtual laboratory spaces that enables students to gain practical skills necessary for their professional science and engineering careers. All our students are distance learners. This provides them by default with the proving ground needed to develop their skills in remotely operating equipment, and collaborating with peers despite not being co-located. Our laboratories accommodate state of the art research grade equipment, as well as large-class sets of off-the-shelf work stations and bespoke teaching apparatus. Distance to the student is no object and the facilities are open all hours. This approach is essential for STEM qualifications requiring development of practical skills, with higher efficiency and greater accessibility than achievable in a solely residential programme.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 4th Experiment@International Conference (exp.at'17)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages236-240
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)1-5386-0810-3, 978-1-5386-0810-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event4th Experiment@ International Conference - University of Algarve, Faro, Portugal
Duration: 6 Jun 20177 Jun 2017
http://expat.org.pt/expat17/about/

Conference

Conference4th Experiment@ International Conference
Abbreviated titleexp.at'17
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityFaro
Period6/06/177/06/17
Internet address

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