Maria C. Costa-Lobo

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Remote laboratories are an emergent technological and pedagogical tool at all education levels, and their widespread use is an important part of their own improvement and evolution. This paper describes several issues encountered on laboratorial classes, on higher education courses, when using remote laboratories based on PXI systems, either using the VISIR(More)
The use of remote labs in undergraduate courses has been reported in literature several times since the mid 90’s. Nevertheless, very few articles present results about the correspondent learning gains obtained by students, and in what conditions those systems can be more efficient, thus suggesting a lack of data concerning their pedagogical effectiveness.(More)
Practical sessions are the backbone of qualification in engineering education. It leads to a better understanding and allows mastering scientific concepts and theories. The lack of the availability of practical sessions at many universities and institutions owing to the cost and the unavailability of instructors the most of the time caused a significant(More)
Remote Laboratories are an emergent technological and pedagogical tool at all education levels, and their widespread use is an important part of their own improvement and evolution. This paper describes several issues encountered on laboratorial classes, on higher education courses, when using remote laboratories based on PXI systems, either using the VISIR(More)
In SGs context, Distributed Generation (DG) based on renewable sources represents an alternative paradigm of energy supply and the opportunity for significant reduction in CO<sub>2</sub> emissions. However, strict emissions regulations might impact profit seeking Virtual Power Plants (VPP) operation. This paper addresses energy management at distribution(More)
This work describes the impact of different teachers’ approaches in using Moodle, for supporting their courses, at the Polytechnic of Porto School of Engineering. The study covers five different courses, from different degrees and different years, and includes a number of Moodle resources especially supporting laboratory classes. These and other active(More)