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This book was initiated as a result of many happy years of research and interviews as part of my PhD. The notes below represent primary sources of information together with suggestions for additional reading. The page number is indicated next to the source. The classical academic referencing systems (e.g. APA or Harvard) have not been used in the main text so as to make the book more readable (as in my experience, people don’t like jumping between the main text and references)...

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What is Proctoring?

Proctoring allows for examinations and testing to be conducted remotely. The proctoring features allow for a fair method of monitoring to be conducted to try to eliminate the prospect of students cheating during a remote examination.

There are three primary features that will monitor student activity during the examination period: Audio recording, video recording and desktop recording. These features allow for all of the student’s activities to be recorded. Audio and...

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What are Remote Labs?

Remote laboratories are a feature allowing students to access laboratory equipment and exercises situated at remote locations. By accessing a remote lab, a student can operate a laboratory over the internet. In doing so, they are provided with control of the remote laboratory computer that controls the laboratory. Remote laboratories offer students an opportunity to conduct a laboratory session in circumstances where they cannot attend a physical laboratory. The figure...

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This section gives a brief discussion of a typical web (and video) conferencing package available called Electromeet. As web conferencing is a fairly mature market, most of the features should be common across a range of packages. The main reason that Electromeet is used is because of its video capabilities, remote labs and ability to run proctoring (remote testing) sessions.

Electromeet has many communication channels that can be used for the purpose of conferencing. These include...

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During a typical online course, you will be required to access a Learning Management System (or LMS) such as Moodle. This allows you to access your webinar details, learning materials, receive and submit assignments and interact with fellow students.

All students are issued with a unique username and password. Only you, the course instructor and course coordinator will be able to access your details and grades.

The main form of interaction between the student, the course materials,...

How well would distance learning courses fit your circumstances and lifestyle? Circle an answer for each question and score as directed below. Students who tend to be most successful are those individuals who are self-directed and self-motivated in their learning and study habits. Answer honestly–no one will see this but you!

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“Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.”

– Malcolm S. Forbes

Chapter Contents

17.1    Introduction

17.2    New Technologies and Their Impact

17.3    Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

17.4    What Works Now for Online Learning

17.5    Risky Predictions

17.6    Conclusion

17.1  Introduction

In this chapter, we...

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“Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.”

– Will Durant

Chapter Contents

16.1    Introduction

16.2    Electrical, Electronics and Industrial Automation Engineering

16.3    Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

16.4    Chemical and Process Engineering

16.5    Information Technology (IT) and Computer Engineering

16.6    Nuclear...

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“Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.”

– Oscar Wilde

Chapter Contents

15.1    Introduction

15.2    A Horrible Home Truth

15.3    Timing and Duration

15.4    Techniques to Improve Response Rates

15.5    Design of the Invitation

15.6    Running the Actual...

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“Education seems to be in America the only commodity of which the customer tries to get as little he can for his money.”

– Max Forman

Chapter Contents

14.1    Introduction

14.2    Planning and Design of Online Courses

14.3    Instructor Guidelines

14.4    Tutors and Tutorials

14.5    Other Issues

14.6    Suggestions for Students

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“Curiosity is the very basis of education and if you tell me that curiosity killed the cat, I say only the cat died nobly.”

– Arnold Edinborough

Chapter Contents

13.1    Introduction

13.2    Online Quizzes and Assignments

13.3    Dealing with Dishonest Conduct

13.4    Proctoring Software

13.5    Assessment of Quality of Online Programs

13.1  Introduction

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“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.”

– Andy McIntyre and Derek Bok

Chapter Contents

12.1    Introduction

12.2    Definition of a Virtual Team, Community of Practice and Collaborative Learning

12.3    Advantages and Disadvantages of Working in Teams

12.4    The Optimal Team

12.5    Online Tools

12.6    Barriers to Teamwork

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“Education is not filling a bucket but lighting a fire.”

– William B. Yeats

Chapter Contents

11.1    Introduction

11.2    Typical System Architectures

11.3    Remote Access Technologies

11.4    User Observations

11.5    Converting from Traditional Labs

11.6    General Requirements

11.7    Software Requirements

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“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune .”

– Jim Rohn

Chapter Contents

10.1    Introduction

10.2    Overview of Remote Labs

10.3    Remote Lab Consortia

10.4    Electrical, Electronics and Industrial Automation Engineering

10.5    Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

10.6    Chemistry, Chemical and Process...

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“Education: the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty.”

– Mark Twain

Chapter Contents

9.1    Introduction

9.2    Authentic Learning and the Degree of Realism in Simulations

9.3    Virtual Lab Applications

9.4    Variations of Standard Virtual Labs

9.5    Key Elements of Successful Virtual Labs

9.1  Introduction

Virtual labs or simulations are...

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“I hear…I forget; I see…I remember; I do…I understand” (Confucius -c.500 BC)

Chapter Contents

8.1    Introduction

8.2    Background

8.3    Traditional Labs

8.4    Introduction to Virtual and Remote Labs

8.5    Virtual Labs

8.6    Remote Labs

8.7    Home Experimenter Kits

8.8    Other Approaches...

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“It is a thous and times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.”

– Robert G. Ingersoll

Chapter Contents

7.1    Introduction

7.2    Typical Behavior of Users

7.3    Ways of Using Mobile Devices

7.4    Challenges with Mobile Devices

7.5    Design of Mobile Learning

7.6    Applications

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“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”

– Mahatma Gandhi

Chapter Contents

6.1    Introduction

6.2    Preliminary Considerations

6.3    Before the Actual Session Commences

6.4    During the Session

6.5    After it is All Over

6.6    General Issues

6.7    When Things Go Wrong

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“The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.”

–  Sydney J. Harris

Chapter Contents

5.1    Introduction

5.2    Background

5.3    Terminology

5.4    Essential Requirements

5.5    Main Providers

5.6    Design Considerations

5.7    Types of Events and Activities that Add Value

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“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.”

– Albert Einstein

Chapter Contents

4.1    Introduction

4.2    Conducting a Typical Asynchronous Course

4.3    Learning Management Systems (LMS)

4.4    Discussion Boards or Forums

4.5    Authoring Tools

4.6    Online Textbooks–Do They Work?

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“The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet. “

– Aristotle

Chapter Contents

3.1  Introduction

3.2  Historical Review of Online and Blended Learning

3.3  The Three Main Types of Online Learning

3.4  Online vs. Classroom

3.5  The Concept of Presence

3.6  Interactivity

3.7  The Challenges for Successful Online Education in a Traditional College

3.8  Best Practice

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“In times of change, the learner shall inherit the earth while the learned will be equipped for a world that no longer exists.”

– James Thurber

Chapter Contents

2.1    Introduction

2.2    Training vs. Education and Knowledge

2.3    The Knowledge Society

2.4    The Target Market for Online Learning

2.5    Informal Learning

2.6    Authentic Learning

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