2018 IEEE 18th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT) (2018)
Jul 9, 2018 to Jul 13, 2018
Virtual Labs allow performance of experiments without real world instrumentation needs. Most of these virtual experiments are simulation based and developed using proprietary or Open Source simulation, Adobe Flash, and other client side software. The procedural steps involved in conducting these experiments are hardwired and require software modification for enhancements or alignment to the course structure. We propose a model based approach that eases development of virtual experiments without dependency on software programmers for any changes. We demonstrate our model driven based approach on Chemical Sciences labs of Virtual Labs, a Government of India initiative. With our model driven based approach, the effort for new experiment development or FOSS conversion of existing experiments that were using outdated technologies is less than a person day as compared to more than a person month.
authoring systems, computer aided instruction, educational courses, Internet, public domain software, student experiments, virtual reality
L. M. Sanagavarapu, V. Choppella and R. R. Y, "Model Driven Approach for Virtual Lab Authoring - Chemical Sciences Labs," 2018 IEEE 18th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT), Mumbai, India, 2018, pp. 241-243.