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GECon 2023 – Keynote Session: Digital laboratories as Open Educational Resources Challenges and Solutions

August 2 @ 8:00 - August 4 @ 17:00

Keynote Session: Digital laboratories as Open Educational Resources Challenges and Solutions

Dear researcher, GECon 2023 is announcing a new Keynote Session on August 02th-04th related to online teaching. Due to the amount of work presented by German academic researchers on this topic, we hope this Keynote speech will support the research community efforts. We look forward to seeing you at this hybrid conference!!!

ABSTRACT: Web-based digital labs, which can be simulated, video-recorded, or installed remotely, significantly support knowledge transfer focused on the individual learner. With the advantage of omnipresent availability, the learner can set the pace of the learning process himself. At the same time, however, installing these systems presents the teacher with considerable technical and didactic challenges. The (few) open-source projects and commercial offers always define web-based simulations, remote labs, etc., as a closed learning environment. The teacher generates his materials – the actual digital laboratory and the associated materials – accordingly for a tiny circle of learners. Cooperative re-use of the elaborate setups is not possible in this way.
Implementing the core ideas of Open Educational Ressources (OER) – providing editable and disseminable content – defines solutions for the mentioned challenges. The talk addresses the state of the art on this track, discusses promising developments and identifies future challenges.

Sebastian Zug is a Professor for “Software Development and Robotics” at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg (Germany) since 2018. He studied mechanical engineering and received his Ph.D. in computer science from Otto-von-Guerike Universtät Magdeburg (Germany) in 2012. His research interests are focused on outdoor robotics and self-describing, intelligent components. He develops new concepts for practically-oriented engineering courses based on a broad experience in bachelor and master courses in programming, robotics, and embedded systems. This includes new open-source course materials, including interactive programming sessions, simulation tools, and remote access to laboratory equipment.

GeCon 2023

Networking Education in Germany

Berlin, Germany 2-4 August 2023