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Utilization of Remote Experimentation in Mobile Devices for Education

Author(s): Willian Rochadel | Silvana Pires da Silva | Juarez Bento da Silva | Gustavo Ribeiro da Costa Alves | Thaís Doll Luz

Journal: International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM)
ISSN 1865-7923

Volume: 6;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 42;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Remote experimentation | education | Mobile devices | Moodle | 3D Virtual Environment | Open source | Open hardware

In this paper the authors intend to demonstrate the utilization of remote experimentation (RE) using mobile computational devices in the Science areas of the elementary school, with the purpose to develop practices that will help in the assimilation process of the subjects taught in classroom seeking to interlink them with the daily students’ activities. Allying mobility with RE we intend to minimize the space-temporal barrier giving more availability and speed in the information access. The implemented architecture utilizes technologies and freely distributed softwares with open code resources besides remote experiments developed in the Laboratory of Remote Experimentation (RExLab) of Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), in Brazil, through the physical computation platform of the “open hardware” of construction of our own. The utilization of open code computational tools and the integration of hardware to the 3D virtual worlds, accessible through mobile devices, give to the project an innovative face with a high potential for reproducibility and reusability.

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