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2013 IEEE 10th International Conference on e-Business Engineering (2013)
Coventry UK
Sept. 11, 2013 to Sept. 13, 2013
pp: 62-69
Anne E. James , Distrib. Syst. & Modelling (DSM) Res. Group, Coventry Univ., Coventry, UK
Kuo-Ming Chao , Distrib. Syst. & Modelling (DSM) Res. Group, Coventry Univ., Coventry, UK
Weidong Li , Distrib. Syst. & Modelling (DSM) Res. Group, Coventry Univ., Coventry, UK
Adriana Matei , Distrib. Syst. & Modelling (DSM) Res. Group, Coventry Univ., Coventry, UK
Antonios G. Nanos , Distrib. Syst. & Modelling (DSM) Res. Group, Coventry Univ., Coventry, UK
Sergiu-Dan Stan , Dept. of Mechatron., Tech. Univ. of Cluj-Napoca, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Giorgio Figliolini , Univ. of Cassino & Southern Lazio, Cassino, Italy
Pierluigi Rea , Univ. of Cassino & Southern Lazio, Cassino, Italy
Chedli B. Bouzgarrou , Campus Univ. de Clermont Ferrand, Aubiere, France
Daniel Bratanov , Robot. Lab., Univ. of Ruse “Angel Kanchev”, Ruse, Bulgaria
Joshua Cooper , Hildebrand Technol. Ltd., London, UK
Ansgar Wenzel , Hildebrand Technol. Ltd., London, UK
Jurgen Van Capelle , ESTA-Bildungswerk, Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
Kerstin Struckmeier , ESTA-Bildungswerk, Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
ABSTRACT
This paper describes some results of the FP7 CLEM project, Cloud E-learning for Mechatronics. An interesting development has been the creation of remote laboratories in the cloud. Learners can access such laboratories to help with their practical learning about mechatronics without need to set up laboratories at their own institutions. On the other hand the cloud infrastructure enables multiple laboratories to come together virtually to create an ecosystem for educators and learners. From such a system, educators can pick and mix materials to create suitable courses for their students. This means that learners can experience different types of devices and laboratories through the cloud. The paper provides an overview of the CLEM project, presenting results so far. In addition to the remote laboratories set up using a Raspberry Pi and Arduino microprocessor structure, this paper also presents information on the results of a survey and the development of static learning material. It also explains how a holistic e-learning experience can be obtained through use of static and dynamic material together with facilities for collaboration and innovation.
INDEX TERMS
Laboratories, Mechatronics, Training, Communities, Electronic learning, Materials
CITATION

A. E. James et al., "An Ecosystem for E-Learning in Mechatronics: The CLEM Project," 2013 IEEE 10th International Conference on e-Business Engineering(ICEBE), Coventry UK, 2014, pp. 62-69.
doi:10.1109/ICEBE.2013.10
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