An XML Modular Approach in the Building of Remote Labs by Students: A Way to Improve Learning

Rafael Pastor-Vargas, Daniel Sánchez, Salvador Ros Muñoz, Roberto Hernández Berlinches, Agustín Carlos Caminero, María de los Llanos Tobarra, Antonio Robles-Gómez, Manuel Castro Gil, Gabriel Diaz Orueta, Elio San Cristobal, Mohamed Tawfik

Abstract


Practical knowledge is increasingly getting more attention in the higher education, especially in the field of engineering education. Engineering is a discipline which has, by its own definition, a large amount of practical contents. Allowing students to interact with real equipment can give to them a qualitative knowledge that cannot be obtained in other way. In this situation, remote laboratories are especially useful. This paper presents a way of reusing remote labs code by its XML representation. The idea is that students learn not only the basic subjects of the course, even more, that students do not only manipulate lab equipment. The idea is to give the students a practical way to check the potential of work organization and to give a taste of the powerfulness of code reusing, that is, in the end, a way to improve work efficiency

Keywords


Reusing code; distributed systems; remote laboratories; engineering education

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International Journal of Online and Biomedical Engineering (iJOE) – eISSN: 2626-8493
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