Grid Technologies for Virtual Laboratories in Engineering Education


  • Christian Schmid Ruhr-Universität Bochum



In this paper, Grid technologies are introduced to build e-Learning environments for engineering education. Service-oriented Grids open new fields of applications, the Learning Grids. The learning services concept based on a learning model and their deployment through Grid technologies are excellent means to integrate virtual laboratories into e-Learning environments for engineering education. The paper goes into the most important technical details, introduces into the used learning model, and shows the au-thoring of Grid resources for virtual laboratories. Examples from a virtual laboratory demonstrate the advantages of a Grid.

Author Biography

Christian Schmid, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Christian Schmid received his Diplom Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1972 from the University of Stuttgart, and a Dr.-Ing. Degree in Electrical Engineering from Ruhr-Universität Bochum in 1979. From 1972 to 1975, he was Research Assistant at the University of Stuttgart. From 1975 to 1992, he was assistant professor and senior lecturer in the Control Engineering Laboratory of Ruhr-Universität Bochum. In 1992 he made the habilitation in Control Engineering. In 1993 he was awarded the title of Privatdozent and in 2000 he became Professor of Control Engineering at the Institute of Automation and Computer Control (ATP) in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Sciences at Ruhr-Universität Bochum. His main research interests are numerical methods in control, model reduction, optimisation and are currently in the field of computer-aided control system design, adaptive control, applications using neural networks and modelling and in wind turbine control. He is active in the area of remote control education and has started projects in the area of multimedia-based learning, virtual and remote labs with German and European partners.




How to Cite

Schmid, C. (2008). Grid Technologies for Virtual Laboratories in Engineering Education. International Journal of Online and Biomedical Engineering (iJOE), 4(1).