An Integrated Example of Laboratories as a Service into Learning Management Systems

Llanos Tobarra, Salvador Ros, Rafael Pastor, Roberto Hernández, Manuel Castro, Abdullah Al-Zoubi, Mamoun Dmour, Antonio Robles-Gomez, Agustin Caminero, Jesús Cano

Abstract


Remote practical experiences are nowadays essential in the context of distance education, because students cannot use face-to-face traditional laboratories. These remote laboratories can be used by faculty within virtual classrooms, so that students can carry out their on-line experiments in a ubiquitous way – from anywhere and at any time. But these activities cannot be isolated from the learning process of students. Therefore, the services  provided by a remote laboratory must be integrated into the institutional Learning Management System (LMS), in order to be employed during the whole learning process. In this work, a fully-functional example of the integration of service-oriented remote laboratories into a LMS is presented, where the Moodle platform has been chosen as a representative LMS

Keywords


Laboratories as a Service (LaaS); Renewable Energy; Remote Laboratories; E-learning; Learning Management System (LMS);

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International Journal of Online Engineering (iJOE).ISSN: 1861-2121
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