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Pages: 3044-3051
Publication year: 2009
ISBN: 978-84-612-9801-3
ISSN: 2340-1117

Conference name: 1st International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 6-8 July, 2009
Location: Barcelona ,Spain


F. Munteanu1, C. Udriste2, D. Zugravescu1

1Romanian Academy - Institute of geodinamics (ROMANIA)
2University “Politehnica” of Bucharest (ROMANIA)
The increase of the ability to process information associated with the specialization and growing complexity of certain biochemical structures – physical support of processing – can be considered a profound characteristic of the universe we inhabit. From the simple amoeba to the pluri-cellular systems that have the capacity to interact more and more efficiently and intelligently with the environment, we reached the Human and its capacity to reflect Reality through calculus and formal models. This observation can be also extended to the level of artifact evolution. The appearance of the computer led to reduced energy consumption, basically leading to an increase of computing power, of energetic density in less material quantity. The very act of processing seems to be the cause, able to modify both the context and the substratum, thus contributing to the acceleration and development of everything that surrounds it or that it comes into contact with. This natural human evolution require, from time to time, the redesign of the the educational system. From this point of view, the sicence of Complexity could be a new paradigm that needs to be integrate in the educational system and, in the same time, the conceptual basis for the Knowledge based Society.
The Internet and its facilities to connect people and share data is the frame for a cooperative learning by discovering in an international multi-user laboratory. The principal problem that we consider to be solved is to define some major topics and some specific ways to implement this kind of laboratory in a suitable place in the world, depending of the topics. A proposal: is known the fact the Romania has a unique geodynamical active aria: The Vrancea zone. The strong earthquakes having the epicenter in a very narrow area, close to Focsani, the presence of some mud volcanoes, strong geological accidents easy to be seen at the surface, make this specific place a natural laboratory, good for experimental research in so called: the GAIA theory. In the same time, it is already accepted that all geodynamical phenomena are complex, so it seem to be natural to use this place for a multi-user laboratory in geodynamics using the Complexity Science approach and the e-learning process.
The paper presents the steps in developing and implementation in the self-learning process of Complex systems of the concept of the Personal Laboratory (The Nexus Program dedicated to the identification and formation of youngsters with native skills for scientific research). Because of the very good results in this program, we decide to design and implement in the Vrancea zone a multi-user laboratory for helping the educational process in natural sciences in general and in Complexity Science in particular, using the e-learning technology. Because of the potentiality of this multi-user laboratory (research in astro-bio-geodynamic, environment, quality of life, biorhythms, interactions between living and nonliving systems etc. ) we hope to bring near us others researcher, professors or business orientated people, to develop an international, interdisciplinary multi-user laboratory dedicated to the studies of the Life in a Natural environment, using the Complexity paradigm.
author = {Munteanu, F. and Udriste, C. and Zugravescu, D.},
series = {1st International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN09 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-612-9801-3},
issn = {2340-1117},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Barcelona ,Spain},
month = {6-8 July, 2009},
year = {2009},
pages = {3044-3051}}
AU - F. Munteanu AU - C. Udriste AU - D. Zugravescu
SN - 978-84-612-9801-3/2340-1117
PY - 2009
Y1 - 6-8 July, 2009
CI - Barcelona ,Spain
JO - 1st International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
JA - EDULEARN09 Proceedings
SP - 3044
EP - 3051
ER -
F. Munteanu, C. Udriste, D. Zugravescu (2009) MULTI-USER LABORATORIES FOR COMPLEXITY SCIENCE E-LEARNING, EDULEARN09 Proceedings, pp. 3044-3051.