Enabling Network-Based Learning

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The opportunity to utilize network based
learning tools appeals to many practitioners
in the engineering education arena, often for
diverse reasons. This paper describes our
involvement and experiences of working
within a European collaborative project,
NETPRO-II, and its aims of developing
network-based solutions to enable learning
aims to be attained.
In this paper we begin by presenting a
background discussion of the Netpro project
collaboration, its main aims, and the Netpro
environment and tool-set. We then describe
some of our own solutions and their
integration into the Netpro philosophy. The
goal of achieving common practice within
this framework is not without problems,
which we will highlight where appropriate.
The paper includes a discussion of
‘LabServ’ – a framework for serving
laboratory problem sheets and collecting
individualized activity logs from students in
real time. We will also discuss our digital
bread-board simulator tool and the
pedagogical issue of simulation versus
hands-on practice.
The paper concludes with a summary of
the opportunities we foresee within our
Netpro collaboration in the next two years.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2002
EventProceedings of the 13th EAIEE 2002 - York, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Jan 1999 → …


ConferenceProceedings of the 13th EAIEE 2002
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Period1/01/99 → …

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