MeRLab - Innovative Remote Laboratory in the E-training of Mechatronics


European Commission, Lifelong Learning Programme 2007-2013, Leonardo da Vinci, Leicester: EUR 22,000


December 2007 - June 2009


MeRLab aims to introduce good practices into the vocational training in mechatronics (an interdisciplinary field amalgamating knowledge and skills from mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and information technologies) with state-of-the-art ICT and established methodological and didactic approaches. MeRLab prepares an e-mechatronics course, with both theoretical and practical training being implemented fully online. Practical work will be realized by means of an innovative remote laboratory supported by internet technology (i.e. innovative transfer), and will enable concrete mechanical-electronic and programming-related experiments, which take place in a physical laboratory, to be conducted; this is an integral part of the mechatronics training. It is essential to systematically evaluate the efficiency and other usability qualities of the e-mechatroncis course thus designed. Pilot training involving representative end-users will also be delivered and evaluated. The University of Leicester will carry out these critical evaluation activities in close collaboration with the other MeRLab partners.


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