Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP140104189 [ 2014 - 2016 ]

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Researchers Prof David Treagust; Prof Euan Lindsay; Prof Anthony Lucey; A/Prof Mauro Mocerino; A/Prof Marjan Zadnik; Prof Sven Esche;

Brief description Laboratory classes are a critical part of science and engineering degree programs, but there has been little research into what actually takes place within them. Remote laboratories, in which students control equipment via the internet, are one potential solution for accommodating rising numbers of students, but the interfaces must be developed to effectively support student learning. This project will investigate how students interact with equipment, each other, and with laboratory demonstrators in order to determine the crucial components of effective laboratory learning experiences. It will identify and characterise the interactions of students in laboratory classes, and develop mechanisms to support these interactions remotely.

Funding Amount 445000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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