Remote laboratory system for technology-enhanced science learning: The design and pilot implementation in undergraduate courses

Siew Wei THO, Yau Yuen YEUNG

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Abstract

In this study, a new remote laboratory (RL) system is developed through some innovative ideas and methods for practicing technology-enhanced learning of science in schools. The Internet-based RL system will enable students to control the server-side laboratory equipment and to carry out real-time scientific investigation activities at distance places. As a pilot study, a set of newly developed remote-controlled experiments were first tried out by a total of 64 undergraduate students who studied some science education and teacher training courses. The evaluation used mixed research method which included questionnaire survey and interviews as specifically developed by us to collect data on students' perceptions, views and implementation issues related to the use of the RL system. The survey findings showed that the participants agreed with the appropriateness of various educational merits of the RL system but negative comments and suggestions for improvement were also received. Through iteration of Design-Based Research (DBR), we have refined our RL system. Copyright © 2014 Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2014
EditorsChen-Chung LIU, Hiroaki OGATA, Siu Cheung KONG, Akihiro KASHIHARA
Place of PublicationNara, Japan
PublisherAsia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education
Pages260-262
ISBN (Print)9784990801410
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Citation

Tho, S. W., & Yeung, Y. Y. (2014). Remote laboratory system for technology-enhanced science learning: The design and pilot implementation in undergraduate courses. In C.-C. Liu, H. Ogata, S. C. Kong, & A. Kashihara (Eds.), Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2014 (pp. 260-262). Nara, Japan: Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education.

Keywords

  • Technology-enhanced learning
  • Remote laboratory
  • Science education