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Online practical work for science and engineering students

Project leader(s): 
Mark Endean
Faculty: 
STEM
Status: 
Archived

This short scoping project aimed to assess the feasibility of and, ideally, shape a longer‐term programme of collaborative working between the Faculties of Science and MCT, and East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST) in Shanghai, China. The work reported here informs a plan to jointly develop an online experiment. That may be the subject of a further proposal in due course. The outputs from this preliminary project are more or less detailed accounts of the:

  • similarities and differences in approaches to the development of computer‐based experiments in each institution
  • potential for and challenges in the adaptation of software/hardware for use in both locations
  • practicable approaches to sharing common facilities for the use of students of either institution
  • possibilities for creating interinstitution student teams to enhance learning and promote inter‐cultural awareness.

Related resource

Endean, M. and Braithwaite, N. (2012) Online practical work for science and engineering students - a collaborative scoping activity between the UK Open University and East China University of Science and Technology. eSTEeM Final Report. (PDF)

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