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The ETAT project aims to create exemplary Education & Training Centers in the field of engineering education at selected EEC universities that are able to support as education hubs in the region industry-related education and training for engineers and young specialists. The following objectives are to be achieved with it: - Modernization of higher education in Thailand based on the experience of European countries; - Increase the employment rate of university graduates and implement the concept of lifelong learning with the help of special training modules in the field of industrial automation; - Development of partnerships with enterprises; - Improve the quality and relevance of higher education inThailand in the field of industrial automation; - Establishment of 6 certified Education & Training Centers at partner universities, which will be equipped with 30 special training places (respectively 5 ETAT Smart Labs per Thai university) - Establishment of a platform for distance learning and cooperation between the partners for providing e-learing & Cloud-based learning courses and for exchange of didactical documents and information. Education & Training Centers will be provided with teaching materials and certificated courses for different target groups (students, employers, post-graduates) as well as with the Thai trainers trained by EU university partners during the ETAT project.
To integrate several VISIR European nodes into a federation that promotes seamless access to individual resources in a transparent way. Teachers from one institution may include, in their courses, experiments supported by a VISIR lab of another institution in a transparent way. Students have access to all experiments, supported by the several VISIR federation nodes, in a transparent way.
Educational Modules for Electric and Electronic Circuits Theory and Practice following an Enquiry-based Teaching and Learning Methodology supported by VISIR (Virtual Instrument Systems in Reality) There has been an increased interest in science and engineering education due to: - the shortage of professionals required in scientific and technical areas; - the considerable low ratio of students opting for science- and engineering-related degrees, when entering higher education; and - the number of dropouts exhibited in the initial years of undergraduate studies. All stakeholders have devoted a great deal of attention and concern to this problem, considering the high number of reports published about and initiatives taken in recent years. In sum, the solutions have been dealing with: raising the society awareness for such a problem (1); increasing the interest for STEM (1, 2); and, promoting new teaching & learning methodologies, especially student-centred ones involving the use of ICT-tools, for coping with a new generation of digital natives (3). This project targets the broad area of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, and, within it, the subject of circuit theory & practice. It aims to define, develop and evaluate a set of educational modules comprising hands-on, virtual, and remote experiments, the later supported by a remote lab named VISIR. The nature of each experiment (hands-on, virtual, real-remote) has an impact on the students’ perception of circuits’ behaviour, being therefore mandatory to understand how these different learning objects can be arranged together in order to scaffold their understanding and increase their laboratory-based skills. This is the concern of the underpinning teaching and learning methodology, favouring in particular the students’ autonomy for discovering how circuits work, through an enquiry-based approach. VISIR+ brings together the power of the best remote lab for experiments with electrical and electronics circuits and the long history of collaboration among the consortium partners from Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Portugal, Spain, and Sweden.