Fabrizio Murgia (Valorisation and Educational Technology ) participated as a speaker in the international conference "Remote engineering and virtual instrumentation" (REV2018), which took place from 21st to 23rd March 2018 at University of Applied Sciences in Düsseldorf, Germany.
The REV is the annual conference of the International Association of Online Engineering (IAOE) together with the Global Online Laboratory Consortium (GOLC). REV 2018 is the fifteenth in a series of annual events concerning the area of Online Engineering, Cyber-physical Systems and Internet of Things, including Remote Engineering & Virtual Instrumentation. The general objective of this conference is to contribute and discuss fundamentals, applications and experiences in the field of Remote Engineering, Virtual Instrumentation and related new technologies, including emerging technologies, MOOC, MOOL and Open Resources.
The paper "School without walls - An open environment for the realization of innovative learning cycles" has been authored by Carole Salis, Marie Florence Wilson, Franco Atzori, Stefano Leone Monni, Fabrizio Murgia and Giuliana Brunetti.
School Without Walls (SWW) is one of the novelties of the Iscol@ project - LB2, conceived to address school disaffection in Sardinia (IT). Activities are based on the use of mobile devices, AR and georeferenced maps. Data and queries are linked to school curricula and uploaded on a web platform to be shared and reused. A mobile App will allow to render geopoints found on a CRS4 web platform.
Platform content will grow thanks to users collaborative approach: teachers and students will upload their AR geolocated contributions (students’ will be reviewed by teachers) and make them available to other registered actors. To reuse the uploaded georeferenced contents will require to change the coordinates of the selected scenario and to edit text and data to match the new location. This form of knowledge management is not limited to the STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) but is open to all disciplines including humanities.
We expect to promote ubiquitous and independent learning, encourage teachers to include technology in their lessons, and make students more aware of the existing links between the curriculum and their surroundings.