"Learning is evolution of knowledge over time." Roger E. Bohn, 1994
Human distributed activities through 3D virtual spaces
Workshop event run in association with the ICVL 2008 (oct. 31- nov. 2, 2008, Ovidius University of Constanta, Romania).
EMULACTION: Environnement MULtimodal pour Activités Coopératives Transnationales de formatION (Multimodal Environment for Transnational and Cooperative Training Activities)
This project aims at improving students engineering skills especially when the actors of the project, the tasks to be achieved and the knowledge are distributed on several different countries.
We propose to develop a Web Based Environment in order to enable distributed and co-operative practical activities: groups of students from different schools and different countries working together on the same activities. The architecture of this Web based Environment will implement the concept of Distributed Virtual Room. According to the work to be carried out by students, a teacher configures one (or several) virtual room where a group of students will have to work.
Project COORDINATOR: Dr. Jean-Pierre Gerval, ISEN-Brest (école d'ingénieurs généralistes des hautes technologies, L'Institut Supérieur de l'Electronique et du Numérique), France, European INTUITION Consortium member, http://www.isen.fr
1 - OVIDIUS University of Constanta, Constanta, Romania | http://www.univ-ovidius.ro
2 – Moncton University, Canada | http://www.umoncton.ca
3 – Viettronics Technology College, Haiphong - Vietnam | http://www.caodangvtc.edu.vn
4 – Libanese University, Tripoli - Liban | http://www.ul.edu.lb/
5 – Technical University of Moldova, Chisinau, Moldova | http://www.utm.md/en/
The most of the universities develop their international relationships, especially in order to assure their graduates mobilities. But in a modialisation context, which is synonim with international transfer of work-resources or knowledge, a very small part of institutions are able to sensibilise their graduates to the real chalenges brought by this kind of relationships.
This why the main goal of EMULACTION is to augment the competence of the graduates in technique enginee, especially at the project partners, by distributing the tasks to be completed as well as the knowledge for it.
In order to reach the main goal the teachers from the partners institution have to desing an develop some very specific practical works. This suppose the existence of some specific software tools and a very carreful observation of ergonomics and easy to use of the resulted training virtual environments.
In the near future, the EMULACTION project may became a valuable student-oriented behavioral DB for the future trainers.
Jean-Pierre Gerval, ISEN-Brest, France
Dorin-Mircea Popovici, Ovidius University, Constanta, Romania
Habib Hamam, Moncton University, Canada
Song Phuong Nguyen, Viettronics Technology College, Haiphong - Vietnam
Ammar Assoum, Libanese University, Tripoli - Liban
Valeriu Dulgheru, Technical University of Moldova, Chisinau, Moldova