An architecture for virtual labs in engineering education

Rico Almodovar, Mariano and Ramírez Rodríguez, Jaime and Riofrío Luzcando, Diego and Berrocal Lobo, Marta and Antonio Jiménez, Angélica de (2012). An architecture for virtual labs in engineering education. In: "2012 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON)", 17-20 Apr 2012, Marrakech, Marruecos. ISBN 978-1-4673-1456-5. pp. 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1109/EDUCON.2012.6201048.

Description

Title: An architecture for virtual labs in engineering education
Author/s:
  • Rico Almodovar, Mariano
  • Ramírez Rodríguez, Jaime
  • Riofrío Luzcando, Diego
  • Berrocal Lobo, Marta
  • Antonio Jiménez, Angélica de
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 2012 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON)
Event Dates: 17-20 Apr 2012
Event Location: Marrakech, Marruecos
Title of Book: Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON)
Date: 2012
ISBN: 978-1-4673-1456-5
Volume: 1
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Virtual worlds; Virtual labs; Non-immersive virtual environments; Engineering education; Opensim
Faculty: Facultad de Informática (UPM)
Department: Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos e Ingeniería del Software
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

Full text

[img]
Preview
PDF - Requires a PDF viewer, such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader
Download (1MB) | Preview

Abstract

This paper describes the preliminary results of an educational innovation project in which virtual world technologies have been used to build up a set of virtual laboratories oriented to engineering studies. Focusing on the architecture of a biotechnology laboratory created in this project, we describe how this architecture will also be adopted in other labs under construction, so that these labs can also take advantage of the same educational benefits. Instead of relying on a commercial software solution, these labs have been created with an open source software infrastructure named OpenSim. The limitations found in OpenSim and the solutions that have been provided to overcome these limitations are shown.

More information

Item ID: 41759
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/41759/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:41759
DOI: 10.1109/EDUCON.2012.6201048
Official URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?arnumber=6201048
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 10 Mar 2017 11:45
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2017 11:45
  • Logo InvestigaM (UPM)
  • Logo GEOUP4
  • Logo Open Access
  • Open Access
  • Logo Sherpa/Romeo
    Check whether the anglo-saxon journal in which you have published an article allows you to also publish it under open access.
  • Logo Dulcinea
    Check whether the spanish journal in which you have published an article allows you to also publish it under open access.
  • Logo de Recolecta
  • Logo del Observatorio I+D+i UPM
  • Logo de OpenCourseWare UPM