El pasado 16 de Julio, el Prof. Sergio Martín impartió la ponencia invitada «IoT Education through Remote Laboratories» en el IEEE 7th World Forum on Internet of Things.
Abstract: One of the most challenging issues in special education is how to facilitate Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics (STEM) experimental activities in technical fields. Laboratory practice is essential in STEM disciplines to help students assimilate correctly the theory concepts and can acquire the practical skills to be used in their professional career once their degree is finished. Traditionally, on-campus education provides hand-on practice sessions where students can physically conduct experimentation with technical equipment once a week. However, students with physical, psychic or sensory disability, or serious conduct disorder may find problematic to attend to a physical laboratory to conduct such practices.
One potential solution to this problem can be found in the use of virtual and remote laboratories. The use of these on-line labs in engineering education is becoming more and more important everyday because of the need of providing flexible, scalable and high quality access to acquire practical competences with real instrumentation at anytime and anyplace, not only within a classroom. This presentation will introduce some remote laboratories to facilitate IoT learning at University level. They will help students to acquire technical skills related to electronics, communications and computer science without having to attend an on-campus laboratory.