The Montegancedo Astronomical Observatory. The first freee remote observatory for learning astronomy

Cedazo León, Raquel and López, Diego and Sanchez, F.M. and Sebastian y Zuñiga, Jose Maria (2010). The Montegancedo Astronomical Observatory. The first freee remote observatory for learning astronomy. In: "IEEE Education Engineering, EDUCON 2010", 14/04/2010 - 16/04/2010, Madrid, España. ISBN 978-1-4244-6570-5.

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Title: The Montegancedo Astronomical Observatory. The first freee remote observatory for learning astronomy
Author/s:
  • Cedazo León, Raquel
  • López, Diego
  • Sanchez, F.M.
  • Sebastian y Zuñiga, Jose Maria
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: IEEE Education Engineering, EDUCON 2010
Event Dates: 14/04/2010 - 16/04/2010
Event Location: Madrid, España
Title of Book: Proceedings of the IEEE Education Engineering, EDUCON 2010
Date: 2010
ISBN: 978-1-4244-6570-5
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Informal collaborative e-learning; meritocracy; social networks; web 2,0: web laboratories
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Automática, Ingeniería Electrónica e Informática Industrial [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

This paper describes the first open robotic observatory available to the public on the Internet (http://om.fi.upm.es), interactive and completely free access through a Web 2.0 application, which lets users manage professional astronomical devices and collaborate with other amateur users through a web browser. Its main goal is to open the astronomy to the society and that people learn informally about the cosmos by means of experimenting with real remote devices. Its architecture is made up by common collaborative Web 2.0 tools (such picture gallery, wiki, forum, chat, voting and discussing systems, etc.) and services and policies to offer meritocratically the observatory and its observing time. The paper presents an innovative approach which proposes a reputation system for sharing an online resource to encourage high-quality contributions, and the initial outcomes obtained since the observatory started in December 2008. This paper also describes the first experience using the observatory for carrying out online practical assignments in an Educational Innovation Project within the Technical University of Madrid during academic year 2008-2009 and using it for three subjects of these different degrees: Computer Science, Industrial Engineering, and Topography.

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Item ID: 8033
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/8033/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:8033
Official URL: http://www.educon-conference.org/educon2010/
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 19 Aug 2011 17:09
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 16:58
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