All topics related to Technology enhanced learning (TEL), e-learning and blended learning. Most likely connected with topics of Web Engineering

The term Technology-enhanced learning (TEL) is used to describe the utilization of IT for teaching and learning purposes.
TEL seeks to improve the student learning experience by:
– Enabling student engagement
– combining attendance teaching and elearning into blended learning processes
– Encouraging inspirational and innovative teaching;

TEL makes use of distance learning or remote and virtual lab technologies.

Online Experimentation: Emerging Technologies and IoT

A new book I was involved in with a chapter about "Unified Remote and Virtual Lab Solutions for Engineering Education" was just published. It took now some time to get it edited and finally printed, but it was worth the time to wait for. Here  a part taken from the foreword, written by Mark Schulz from [...]


Holistic blended framework for Research and Education in Mechatronics and Computer Science

  “If real is what you can feel, smell, taste and see, then ’real’ is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain” Laurence Fishburne, The Matrix, 1999   The 'Holistic blended framework for Research and Education in Mechatronics and Computer Science' (BLC) consists of a technical and a didactical part. These parts are accompanied by those [...]

Creating a REST web service with Python for serving TinkerForge sensor data in JSON

This tutorial is demonstrating one solution to serve data read from TinkerForge sensors via a REST web service. It is implemented utilizing Python on a Fedora Unix (for ARM) running on a Cubietruck. It is not handling the basics of connecting to TinkerForge hardware, as this is covered quite well on their homepage. About REST [...]

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Definition of Remote, Online, Virtual, Simulation and Distance Labs

In the literature, various terminologies are used for describing remote accessible or virtual online experiments. To avoid confusion this article discusses these terms before the principal section. Distance Labs A Distance Lab is a web platform offering any kind of online accessible experiment. This can be a remote or a virtual lab. These two kinds [...]

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Virtual Micro Controller Unit

General information about the VMCU The Virtual Micro Controller was developed by it:matters and Bochum University of Applied Sciences in a Leonardo da Vinci project in the frame of the European Life Long Learning programme. Virtual Micro Controller Minimum requirements for the VMCU For working with the VMCU in a satisfying way, your hardware/software [...]