Att dela online-resurser
Conference contribution, 2004
In this paper we report on the use of the online MIT Weblab system for characterization of semiconductor devices. In particular we will focus on how to improve student learning in the learning situation made available through online remote laboratories. We will discuss the impact of class size and the role of assignment formulation.
Students were given open assignments and had to be active from the start, i e already in formulating and planning the measurement task. Examination of the lab assignment in the undergraduate course was performed through group meetings where an examiner directed individual questions to the lab group members who were to respond with the help of a whiteboard. Individual credits were rewarded to the group members according to performance in this oral examination.
The overall impression on the use of online laboratories among engineering program students was generally very positive according to questionnaire responses.
In essence, online laboratories enables the students to take a more active role in defining the scope of the assignment they can do measurements when they feel ready for them and re-do them when and if need arises.