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Besada-Portas, E.; Lopez-Orozco, J. A.; de la Torre, L.; de la Cruz, J. M. – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2013
This paper presents a new methodology to develop remote laboratories for systems engineering and automation control courses, based on the combined use of TwinCAT, a laboratory Java server application, and Easy Java Simulations (EJS). The TwinCAT system is used to close the control loop for the selected plants by means of programmable logic…
Descriptors: Laboratories, Engineering, Computer Simulation, Web Sites
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Ulloa, Carlos; Rey, Guillermo D.; Sánchez, Ángel; Cancela, Ángeles – Education Sciences, 2012
A WebQuest is an Internet-based and inquiry-oriented learning activity. The aim of this work is to outline the creation of a WebQuest entitled "Power Generation Plants: Steam and Gas Turbines." This is one of the topics covered in the course "Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer," which is offered in the second year of Mechanical…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Internet, Web Sites, Learning Activities
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de la Torre, L.; Sanchez, J.; Dormido, S.; Sanchez, J. P.; Yuste, M.; Carreras, C. – European Journal of Physics, 2011
FisL@bs is a network of remote and virtual laboratories for physics university education via the Internet that offers students the possibility of performing hands-on experiments in different fields of physics in two ways: simulation and real remote operation. This paper gives a detailed account of a novel way in physics in which distance learning…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Distance Education, Physics, Science Laboratories
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Gilete, Raúl Montero – International Education Studies, 2011
"The Explorer of the Chest" and "Golgrim's Keys" are two original, unabridged texts integrated in the Scarecrow Project. The project aims at developing ground-breaking methodologies for teaching literature and covers the A2-B2 levels of language competence, both in English and Spanish. The project is based on an integrated use…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Internet, Childrens Literature, Technology Uses in Education
Sanchez-Villalon, Pedro Pablo; Ortega, Manuel; Sanchez-Villalon, Asuncion – Online Submission, 2010
In the education world, it is widely accepted that language learning is one of the pioneering disciplines in the application and use of the information and communication technologies, initially preceded by the widespread use of audiovisual resources which, finally integrated in the digital space, bring about the use of multimedia. Additionally,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Portfolios (Background Materials), Learning Processes
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Casquero, Oskar; Portillo, Javier; Ovelar, Ramon; Benito, Manuel; Romo, Jesus – Interactive Learning Environments, 2010
Universities can offer eLearning 2.0 tools and services to learners while obtaining clear benefits from releasing the control over some learning content. This means a shift from the institution centred and monolithic model of traditional virtual learning environments (VLEs) to a more heterogeneous and open model. This article tries to plot an…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Learning Processes, Internet, Client Server Architecture