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

Authors

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

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3991/ijoe.v9iS5.2662

Keywords:

Reusing code, distributed systems, remote laboratories, engineering education

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

Author Biographies

Rafael Pastor-Vargas, Spanish University for Distance Education, UNED

R. Pastor-Vargas is with the Control and Communication Systems Department, Spanish University for Distance Education, UNED, Senior Lecturer, IEEE Member

Daniel Sánchez, Spanish University for Distance Education, UNED

D. Sánchez is with the Control and Communication Systems Department, Spanish University for Distance Education, UNED, Researcher

Salvador Ros Muñoz, Spanish University for Distance Education, UNED

S. Ros is with the Control and Communication Systems Department, Spanish University for Distance Education, UNED, Senior Lecturer, IEEE Senior Member

Roberto Hernández Berlinches, Spanish University for Distance Education, UNED

R. Hernández is with the Control and Communication Systems Department, Spanish University for Distance Education, UNED, Senior Lecturer, IEEE Senior Member

Agustín Carlos Caminero, Spanish University for Distance Education, UNED

A. C. Caminero, at the Control and Communication Systems Department of Spanish University for Distance Education, UNED, Assistant Professor, IEEE Member

María de los Llanos Tobarra, Spanish University for Distance Education, UNED

L. Tobarra is with the Control and Communication Systems Department, Spanish University for Distance Education, UNED, Assistant Professor, IEEE Member

Antonio Robles-Gómez, Spanish University for Distance Education, UNED

A. Robles-Gómez, is with the Control and Communication Systems Department, Spanish University for Distance Education, UNED, Assistant Professor, IEEE Member

Manuel Castro Gil, Spanish University for Distance Education, UNED

M. Castro is with the Electrical, Electronic and Control Department, Spanish University for Distance Education, UNED, Full Professor, IEEE Fellow Member

Gabriel Diaz Orueta, Spanish University for Distance Education, UNED

Gabriel Diaz, is with the Electrical, Electronic and Control Department, Spanish University for Distance Education, UNED, Associate lecturer, IEEE Member

Elio San Cristobal, Spanish University for Distance Education, UNED

E. San-Cristóbal, is with the Electrical, Electronic and Control Department, Spanish University for Distance Education, UNED, Assistant Professor, IEEE Gold Member

Mohamed Tawfik, Spanish University for Distance Education, UNED

M. Tawfik, is with the Electrical, Electronic and Control Department, Spanish University for Distance Education, UNED, Researcher, IEEE Member

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Published

2013-05-27

How to Cite

Pastor-Vargas, R., Sánchez, D., Ros Muñoz, S., Hernández Berlinches, R., Caminero, A. C., Tobarra, M. de los L., Robles-Gómez, A., Castro Gil, M., Diaz Orueta, G., San Cristobal, E., & Tawfik, M. (2013). An XML Modular Approach in the Building of Remote Labs by Students: A Way to Improve Learning. International Journal of Online and Biomedical Engineering (iJOE), 9(S5), pp. 5–12. https://doi.org/10.3991/ijoe.v9iS5.2662

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Special Focus Papers