Game-like Web-Laboratory

H.D. Wuttke and K. Henke


Innovative teaching and learning technologies for web, Internet-based educational and training systems, web-based laboratories, virtual collaborative learning


The authors discuss ideas of virtual collaborative learning scenarios in a remote lab environment. For their web-based laboratory they have worked out a collection of design tasks that can be solved by groups of students. First they describe the client server–based architecture of the remote lab. In this lab students can design digital control algorithms to control different mechanical models. To control these models an abstract description in the form of finite state machines has to be realized by the students. The special kind of tasks that are described in the second part of the article forces students to cooperate in finding a solution. Some of the tasks are created like a game, where a correct solution leads to a number of scores and a winner can be appointed. The third part discusses an example of such a task and one possible solution.

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