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Empowerment of University Education Through Internet Laboratories

  • Abdallah Al-ZoubiEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 22)

Abstract

Curriculum reform in engineering education has become a salient landmark in higher education landscape worldwide. Notably, the prevalence of collaborative online initiatives has dominated the scenes of rehabilitation of teaching and learning techniques that are most appropriate for the technology-native new generations of students. In particular, developing countries in the Middle East constantly strive to develop sustainable long-term plans to confront challenges, harness opportunities and maximise benefits of international trends in order to open up and attain equity and access of higher education. Internet-based physical laboratories represent an eloquent paradigm for reform, cooperation and modernisation of higher education. A communication engineering laboratory shared by a number of universities in Jordan is such an attempt that may worth presenting.

Keywords

Remote labs Communication engineering eLearning Engineering education Jordan 

Notes

Acknowledgment

The author would like to acknowledge the generosity of the European Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) for the support provided to the TEMPUS project entitled: “Modernizing Undergraduate Renewable Energy Education: EU Experience for Jordan”, number 530332-TEMPUS-1-2012-1-JO-TEMPUS-JPCR and the TEMPUS project entitled: “Enhancing Quality of Technology-Enhanced Learning at Jordanian Universities”, number 544491-TEMPUS-1-2013-1-ES-TEMPUS-SMGR. Additionally, the author are especially grateful to Professor Manuel Castro and his team at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department (DIEEC) of the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), Madrid, Spain, for their encouragement, support and corroboration throughout the life time of the project.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Communication Engineering DepartmentPrincess Sumaya University for TechnologyAmmanJordan

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