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Intelligent User-Support in Learning Environments for Remote Experimentation

Harkin, Jim, Callaghan, MJ, McGinnity, TM and Maguire, Liam (2005) Intelligent User-Support in Learning Environments for Remote Experimentation. In: Third International Conference on Information Technology and Applications, 2005. ICITA 2005., Sydney Australia. IEEE. Vol 2 (1) 5 pp. [Conference contribution]

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URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=1488940

DOI: 10.1109/ICITA.2005.163


Distance-learning engineering courses supportingremote laboratory experimentation, afford a numberof critical benefits including flexible access toresources. Creating an effective and integratedlearning environment which allows the access,control and monitoring of embedded devices andinstrumentation over the Internet is challenging.Recent advances in web technologies andapplications have enabled increased levels offunctionality and accessibility for remotelaboratories. However, remote learning by its verynature provides limited educator assistance and froma students’ perspective it is inevitable that at somestage of the experimental process, context specifichelp will be required. This paper addresses thesupport for intelligent user help in the context ofremote experimentation for embedded systems andpresents a semi-automated user-assistance system,which supports the current remote experimentationlaboratory available at the University of Ulster. Anexample micro controller experiment is used todemonstrate the effectiveness of the user-help system.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Keywords:Remote labs
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Intelligent Systems
Research Institutes and Groups:Computer Science Research Institute > Intelligent Systems Research Centre
Computer Science Research Institute
ID Code:29515
Deposited By: Mr Michael Callaghan
Deposited On:26 May 2014 11:36
Last Modified:26 May 2014 11:36

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