Teaching and Online Learning Activities in Engineering Courses using Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks

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The InformationandCommunication Technologies play increasingly a fundamental role to supportteachingandonlinelearninginengineeringcourses.Inparticular,WirelessSensorandActuatorNetworks(WSAN) are simultaneously a matter of interest for severalengineeringcoursesanda way to enable remote access to laboratory experiments. The RemoteandVirtual Laboratory of the Department of InformaticsEngineeringof the University of Coimbra (Portugal) is part of the flock.uc.pt web-based platform under development to allow users to perform remoteandvirtual experimentsinseveralengineeringdomains. This paper aims to describe its potentialusemainlyinengineeringcourses, but alsoinlifelonglearningprograms. The main features of the remote experimentsandthe potential of the WSAN to interact with lab systems are described.
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Title of host publicationInteractive Collaborative Learning (ICL), 2012 15th International Conference on
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4673-2425-0
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012
EventInternational Conference on Engineering Pedagogy -
Duration: 1 Jan 2012 → …


ConferenceInternational Conference on Engineering Pedagogy
Period1/01/12 → …

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