IEEE Standards Association
Call for Participation
IEEE P1876™ Working Group

The IEEE Networked Smart Learning Objects for Online Laboratories Working Group (NSLOL WG) is announcing a call for participation to develop IEEE P1876™ Standard for Networked Smart Learning Objects for Online Laboratories.

The purpose of IEEE P1876 is to ease the design and implementation of pedagogically driven remote laboratory experiments and its learning environments.

So far, the WG has agreed that laboratory work is a requirement in engineering, science, and technology education. It aims at attaining pedagogical goals. Laboratory work is nowadays made possible thanks to technology-enhanced learning (TEL). TEL generally uses networked electronic devices such as computers (desktops, laptops, tablets, personal digital assistants (PDA)), as well as miniaturized networked measuring instruments, mechanical, or electromechanical devices.

Remote laboratories for engineering and science education are technology enhanced learning systems. They are becoming more and more popular. In many cases, a remote laboratory experiment consists in remotely interacting with devices over computer networks without necessarily reflecting the educational objectives that underlie the activities.

IEEE P1876 will establish the relationship between all the components (software, hardware, and learning systems) in order to ease the design and implementation of pedagogically driven remote or mobile laboratory experiments.

The smart learning environments are built on-the-fly, by learning actors, using social media, social networks, cloud computing tools, and Internet of Things (IOT). Further contributions to identify new pedagogical and technical issues, as well as resolutions to the identified pedagogical and technical issues, are welcome.

All interested parties are hereby invited to participate in the IEEE P1876 WG. Your active participation and contribution will be instrumental in developing a quality standard.

If you would like to join the working group, or have questions related to
IEEE P1876, we ask that you please contact
Hamadou Saliah-Hassane, the Working Group Chair.

Hamadou Saliah-Hassane, WG Chair

The first Working Group meeting will be held via teleconference.
Those expressing interest in joining the Working Group will be
notified when the meeting date is chosen.

The Working Group will meet face-to-face on 13-15 March 2013,
in Berlin, Germany (coinciding with the IEEE EDUCON 2013).
Meeting information will be posted on the
Working Group´s public wiki page.

The IEEE NSLOL WG is sponsored by the
Standards Committee of the IEEE Education Society

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