Implementation of Interactive and Adjustable Cloudbased e-Learning Tools for 21st Century Engineering Education: Challenges and Prospects

J Uhomoibhi, Yakov Cherner, Gary Mullett, Maija Kuklja, Catherine Mkude, Leonard Fweja, H. Wang

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Abstract

Online courses in engineering, technology and natural
sciences in most parts of the world suffer from the lack of practical
hands-on experimentation as an integral part of the curriculum
being provided. The use of virtual labs and equipment facilitates
active online learning. This meets habits of today’s students who
are always online and serves to fully engage them in STEM
learning. This paper discusses the challenges and prospects of
implementing simulation-based adjustable online learning
activities, v-labs and comprehensive e-learning environments for
teaching subjects, such as energy efficiency, renewable energy
sources, thermodynamics, materials science, and some others to
diverse cohorts of students from different parts of the world. The
virtual labs were integrated with various online courses, including
massive open online courses (MOOC) platforms. The use of these
tools results in deeper understanding and transferable knowledge
and skills for the learners.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 17 Mar 2019
EventIII IEEE World Engineering Education Conference EDUNINE2019: “Modern Educational Paradigms for Computer and Engineering Careers”. - Av. Salaverry 2020, Jesús María District of Lima, Peru, Lima, Peru
Duration: 17 Mar 201920 Mar 2019
https://edunine.eu/edunine2019/eng/index.html

Conference

ConferenceIII IEEE World Engineering Education Conference EDUNINE2019
Abbreviated titleEDUNINE 2019
CountryPeru
CityLima
Period17/03/1920/03/19
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Keywords

  • Online learning
  • virtual laboratories
  • energy efficiency
  • IoT
  • MOOCs
  • virtual reality
  • gamification

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Uhomoibhi, J., Cherner, Y., Mullett, G., Kuklja, M., Mkude, C., Fweja, L., & Wang, H. (2019). Implementation of Interactive and Adjustable Cloudbased e-Learning Tools for 21st Century Engineering Education: Challenges and Prospects. Paper presented at III IEEE World Engineering Education Conference EDUNINE2019, Lima, Peru.