Europa Media Non-Profit Ltd. (HUNGARY)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2012 Proceedings
Publication year: 2012
Page: 5145 (abstract only)
ISBN: 978-84-616-0763-1
ISSN: 2340-1095
Conference name: 5th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 19-21 November, 2012
Location: Madrid, Spain
The project “OLAREX: Open Learning Approach with Remote Experiments” (No. 518987-LLP-1-2011-1-ES-KA3-KA3MP) has been funded with support from the Lifelong Learning Programme (KA3 - ICT) from European Union.
The main goal of the project is to innovatively implement ICT-based learning materials, remote experiments, and e-didactic methods into formal and non-formal lifelong learning settings. It will enhance and modernize science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) curricula, foster student creativity and motivation, and develop professional skills and insights about the impact of evolving technologies.
The organized training courses for teachers, future authors of learning materials and modules, and museum employees will build the e-didactic competences in the STEM by providing remote lab work explanations, offering practically-oriented approaches for strengthening educational programs and technical practices.
During the training, at least 100 teachers will integrate at least one learning module into their curriculum, test them in their classrooms, and encourage their students to apply what they learned in a final project.
The six comprehensive learning modules with remote experiments – in English and the national languages of the partners – will be prepared based on the target groups’ requirements. The modules are:

(1) Black body radiation of common light sources (Physics /Optics)
(2) Farm Experiment: From an egg to a little chicken, step by step a new life (Biology)
(3) Working as a computer – Logic gates (Technology & Mathematics)
(4) Analog circuits measurements (Physics), based on VISIR remote laboratory OR Spectral analysis of light sources (Physics /Optics)
(5) How does the current flow? (Physics), based on VISIR remote laboratory
(6) Simulation using existing simulation tools (Physics/Astronomy, Mechanics, Sport)

The learning and teaching materials will be incorporated in an e-platform with personalized learning environment.
The remote experiments as a part of the OLAREX museum exhibition will emphasize hands-on experience, and context-based learning, making this output a unique non-formal e-learning tool.
Remote experiments, e-didactic method.