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Remote laboratories as a means to widen participation in STEM education

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Show simple item record Grout, Ian 2018-02-22T12:25:40Z 2018-02-22T12:25:40Z 2017
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract In this paper, a discussion is presented into how remote laboratories can be utilized in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education in order to provide and promote access to laboratory experiments via the Internet. This provision can be considered from a range of viewpoints in how to use Internet-based technologies to allow remote access to physical laboratory experiments whilst taking into account the needs and wishes of the individual. In recent years, countries around the world have placed an increased emphasis on promoting access to education for traditionally underrepresented groups and also to improve the quality of STEM education. Despite this, gaining access to laboratory facilities and experiments for many people can still be a problem. Remote laboratories can, however, be designed, developed, and deployed to support access to STEM education by providing remote access to facilities that would not otherwise be accessible to an individual. Recently, a range of solutions have been developed and successfully deployed which can be used to both provide access to and improve the quality of an educational offering. This paper will consider how the remote laboratory can be developed and used. It can also be considered as an assistive technology which could be used to provide access to individuals with specific needs, such as disability. The paper will consider what a remote laboratory is and how it can be developed with accessibility in mind. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher MDPI en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Education Sciences;7, 85
dc.subject STEM en_US
dc.subject education en_US
dc.subject remote en_US
dc.subject laboratory en_US
dc.subject participation en_US
dc.subject accessibility en_US
dc.title Remote laboratories as a means to widen participation in STEM education en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/educsci7040085
dc.contributor.sponsor EU Lifelong Learning Programme “SALEIE” en_US
dc.relation.projectid 527877-LLP-1-2012-1-UK-ERASMUS-ENW en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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