Project: Building Network of Remote Labs for strengthening university-secondary vocational schools collaboration

Acronym Application year Grant Reference number Duration Scope Project status
NeReLa 2013 693126.52 543667-2013 3 years National finalized
Eligibility period start Eligibility period end Extended until Website Facebook
December 01, 2013 November 30, 2016 http://www.nerela.kg.ac.rs/

Project summary

The wider objective of this project is to increase attractiveness of engineering education through innovative teaching methods as well as through the strengthening of university- secondary vocational schools collaboration.

Specific objectives, within the aforementioned wider one, include:
- To build cross-universities network of remote engineering laboratories in order to enhance engineering education at Serbian HE institutions
- To strengthen university-secondary vocational schools collaboration through secondary vocational schools teacher training in using resources of The Library of Remote Experiments
- To bring remote engineering experiments into secondary vocational school classrooms in order to promote engineering education attractiveness to prospective engineering students

The expected outputs and outcomes include:
- Conducted analysis of the state-of-the-art remote labs networks at EU universities
- Conducted analysis of remote experiments at partner universities
- Created Guidelines for techno-pedagogical requirements for the remote labs
- Builded infrastructure for remote experimentation at partner universities
- Signed agreement on networking of remote engineering laboratories from partner universities
- Designed The LiReX library of remote experiments
- Developed a set of new remote engineering experiments at partner universities
- Approx. 180 secondary vocational schools teachers trained in using of remote experiments
- Approx. 25 new learning modules with remote experiments integrated into the curricula of networked partner universities
- Approx. 25 new learning modules with remote experiments integrated into the curricula of selected secondary vocational schools
- Number of agreements on the right of use of LiReX resources and ownership signed by teachers from HE and secondary vocational schools during and after project lifecycle
- Annual Conference on Remote Experimentation established
- The NeReLa included into EU networks

Objectives

The specific objectives, which the project shall achieve, are the following:
- To build cross-universities network of remote engineering laboratories in order to enhance engineering education at Serbian HE institutions
- To strengthen university-secondary vocational schools collaboration through secondary vocational schools teacher training in using resources of The Library of Remote Experiments
- To bring remote engineering experiments into secondary vocational school classrooms in order to promote engineering education attractiveness to prospective engineering students

Programme

Programme
TEMPUS PROGRAMME
Subprogramme
Joint Project-Higher Education and Society

Partners

University of Kragujevac, SRB Project coordinator
Radojka Krneta Contact person, Alenka Milovanovic (Аленка Миловановић), Nebojsa Mitrovic, Sanja Antic, Milos Bozic, Marko Rosic, Djordje Damnjanovic, Miroslav Bjekic, Aleksandar Peulic, and Branko Koprivica
University of Novi Sad, SRB
Dragan Seslija (Драган Шешлија) Contact person, Milutin Nikolic, Ivana Milenkovic, Jovan Sulc, Bojan Lalic, Predrag Vidicki, Mirko Rakovic, Slobodan Dudic, Stevan Stankovski, Branislav Borovac, and Laslo Nadj
University of Nis, SRB
Milena Stankovic Previous team member, Nenad D. Pavlovic (Ненад Павловић) Contact person, Marko Milojkovic (Марко Милојковић), Darko Mitic (Дарко Митић), Milos Milosevic, Goran Djordjevic, Vera Markovic, Dragan Denic, Dragan Tasic, Teufik Tokic (Теуфик Токић), Ivan Milentijevic, Dragan Antic (Драган Антић), Dragan Jankovic, and Dejan Mitic
University of Belgrade, SRB
Zeljko Djurovic Contact person, Veljko Papic, Ivan Vujic, Lidija Colovic, Marija Sola, Predrag Todorov, Predrag Tadic, Sanja Vujnovic, Aleksandra Marjanovic, Goran Kvascev, Branko Kovacevic, and Aleksandar Rakic
Association of Mechanical Vocational Secondary Schools, SRB
Sinisa Kojic (Синиша Којић) Contact person and Milos Mazalica
Assosiation of Serbian Secondary Schools of Electrical Engineering, SRB
Milan Vukobrat Contact person
Network of Regional centers for vocational schools teacher professional development, SRB
Goran Stojicevic (Goran Stojicevic) Contact person and Dobrivoj Martonosi
Balkan Distance Education Network, SRB
Danijela Milosevic (Данијела Милошевић) Contact person
Best Cybernetics, GRC
Nicole Georgogianni Contact person
University of Porto, PRT
Maria Teresa Restivo Contact person
University of Maribor, SVN
Darko Hercog Contact person and Andreja Rojko
European University Cyprus, CYP
Christos Dimopoulos Contact person
University of Deusto, ES
Olga Dziabenko Contact person

Equipment

University of Kragujevac
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Controller cRIO-9075 Lab equipment in engineering 1 Laboratory 216
Controller cRIO-9075 Lab equipment in engineering 1 Laboratory EMPR
Controller sbRIO-9636 Lab equipment in engineering 1 Laboratory 216
Controller sbRIO-9636 Lab equipment in engineering 1 Laboratory 216
Controller My RIO Lab equipment in engineering 1 laboratory 216
DAQ system cDAQ-9184 Lab equipment in engineering 1 laboratory EMPR
Robot DANI Robotics Kit Lab equipment in engineering 1 laboratory EMPR
DAQ module NI-9401 Lab equipment in engineering 1 laboratory EMPR
DAQ module NI-9375 Lab equipment in engineering 1 laboratory EMPR
DAQ module NI-9505 Lab equipment in engineering 1 Laboratory EMPR
DAQ module NI-9234 Lab equipment in engineering 1 Laboratory 216
DAQ module NI-9227 Lab equipment in engineering 1 Laboratory EMPR
DAQ card NI-6009 Lab equipment in engineering 1 Laboratory EMPR
DAQ card NI-6009 Lab equipment in engineering 1 Laboratory EMPR
DAQ card NI-6009 Lab equipment in engineering 1 Laboratory 216
Computer Desktop Japi I3-4150 IT equipment - desktop computer 1 Laboratory 216
Computer Desktop Japi I3-4150 IT equipment - desktop computer 1 Laboratory 216
Computer Desktop Japi I3-4150 IT equipment - desktop computer 1 Laboratory 216
Computer Desktop Japi I3-4150 IT equipment - desktop computer 1 Laboratory 216
Computer Desktop Japi I3-4150 IT equipment - desktop computer 1 Laboratory EMPR
Computer Desktop Japi I3-4150 IT equipment - desktop computer 1 Laboratory EMPR
Computer Desktop Japi I3-4150 IT equipment - desktop computer 1 Laboratory EMPR
Computer Desktop Japi I3-4150 IT equipment - desktop computer 1 Office 225
Computer Lenovo Ideapad Yoga2 Pro 13 IT equipment - notebook computer 1 Office 224
Microphone Behringer T-1 Audio, Video and Communication equipment – other 1 Laboratory 216
Power supply Behringer UMC 22 Audio, Video and Communication equipment – other 1 Laboratory 216
Computer ESPRIMO X923-T IT equipment - desktop computer 1 Office 224
Torque sensor HBM T20WN Lab equipment in engineering 1 Laboratory EMPR
Torque sensor couplings HBM 3-4412.0004 T20WN Lab equipment in engineering 1 Laboratory EMPR
Torque sensor couplings HBM 3-4412.0004 T20WN Lab equipment in engineering 1 Laboratory EMPR
Torque sensor connection box HBM VK20A Lab equipment in engineering 1 Laboratory EMPR
3D printer Velleman K8400 Lab equipment in engineering 1 Laboratory EMPR
Microcontroller development kit Microcip EasyPic V7 Lab equipment in engineering 1 Laboratory 216
Microcontroller development kit Microcip EasyPic V7 Lab equipment in engineering 1 Laboratory 216
Microcontroller development kit Microcip EasyPic V7 Lab equipment in engineering 1 Laboratory 216
Microcontroller development kit Microcip EasyPic V7 Lab equipment in engineering 1 Laboratory 216
Microcontroller development kit Microcip EasyPic V7 Lab equipment in engineering 1 Laboratory 216
PCI controller DSPACE DS 1104 Lab equipment in engineering 1 Laboratory EMPR
Motor control kit MCK28335 C Pro-MS Lab equipment in engineering 1 Laboratory EMPR
Camera D-Link DCS 930L Lab equipment – consumables 10 Laboratory 216
Camera Web Cam MS2003 Lab equipment – consumables 20 Laboratory 216
Headset HPS3000 Audio, Video and Communication equipment – other 3 Laboratory 216
Power supply HA400 Micro Audio, Video and Communication equipment – other 1 Laboratory 216
Cable HBM 3-3301.0158 Lab equipment – consumables 1 Laboratory EMPR
Software Matlab R2015 Software 1 Laboratory 216
Software MicroC for PC Software 1 Laboratory 216
Software MicroC for ARM Software 1 Laboratory 216
3D Printer filament PLA plastic 1.75mm Lab equipment – consumables 6 Laboratory EMPR
Encoders HEDS 5540A Lab equipment – consumables 5
University of Novi Sad
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Software ABB Robot PC Interface UF123/38 Software 1 MI-125A
Laboratory equipment - 3 laboratory exsperimental and machine devices UF2592/78 Lab equipment in engineering 1 MI-125 Laboratory
Camera HIKVISION DS-2CD2432F Audio, Video and Communication equipment – other 3 MI-125 Laboratory
DESKTOP JAPI I3 - 4150 IT equipment - desktop computer 1 MI-125A
DESKTOP JAPI I3 - 4150 IT equipment - desktop computer 1 MI-125C
Desktop FUJITSU EPRIMOX X923-T IT equipment - desktop computer 1 MI-122
Air compressor VILLAGER VAT 16 Lab equipment in engineering 1 MI-125A
DAQ module NI 9426 Lab equipment in engineering 1 MI-125 Laboratory
DAQ module NI 9923 Lab equipment in engineering 1 MI-125 Laboratory
DAQ module NI 9923 Lab equipment in engineering 1 MI-125 Laboratory
DAQ module NI 9476 Lab equipment in engineering 1 MI-125 Laboratory
DAQ module NI 9203 Lab equipment in engineering 1 MI-125 Laboratory
DAQ module NI 9927 Lab equipment in engineering 1 MI-125 Laboratory
DAQ module NI 9927 Lab equipment in engineering 1 MI-125 Laboratory
DAQ module NI 9265 Lab equipment in engineering 1 MI-125 Laboratory
University of Nis
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
AC Inverter Drive Speed Controller Schneider, ATV71HU15N4 Lab equipment in engineering 1 Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Lab 23
Encoder Card Schneider, VW3A3406 Lab equipment in engineering 1 Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Lab 23
Breaking Resistor Schneider, VW3A7801 Lab equipment in engineering 1 Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Lab 23
Modbus TCP/IP Daisy Chain Ethernet card Schneider, VW3A3310D Lab equipment in engineering 1 Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Lab 23
Servo Motor Schneider, BMH1401P16A1A Lab equipment in engineering 1 Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Lab 23
Servo Motion Drive Schneider, LXM32CD30N4 Lab equipment in engineering 1 Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Lab 23
Ethernet TCP/IP Communication Card Schneider, VW3A3616 Lab equipment in engineering 1 Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Lab 23
AC Motor SIEMENS, 1LA7096-4AA10-Z Lab equipment in engineering 1 Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Lab 23
Multifunction Data Acquisition (DAQ) and Control Card NI USB-6363 Lab equipment in engineering 2 Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Lab 13
Multifunction Data Acquisition (DAQ) and Control Card NI USB-6363 Lab equipment in biomedical engineering 1 Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, L8
IP Camera D-Link DCS-930L Audio, Video and Communication equipment – other 10 Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Gigabit Switch MikroTik CRS125-24G-1S-2HND-IN L3 IT equipment – other 1 Faculty of Electronic Engineering, M2-4
USB Camera OptiTrack, V120:SLIM camera board and lens IT equipment – other 1 Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Lab 13
Server SRV HP PROLIANT DL380p Gen8 IT equipment – server 1 Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Server Room
USB Camera Logitech HD c270 IT equipment – other 3 Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Lab 13
UPS - Uninterruptible Power Supply APC Smart-UPS 1500 IT equipment – other 1 Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Lab 23
Sever HDD SRV DOD HP HDD 1TB IT equipment – server 4 Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Server Room
USB Camera Genius Facecam 1000X IT equipment – other 5 Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Desktop Computer DESKTOP JAPI G1610 IT equipment - desktop computer 2 Faculty of Electronic Engineering, M2-4
HP Memory Kit HP 4GB (1X4GB) DUAL RANK X4 PC IT equipment – other 4 Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Server Room
PIC Developmnet Board EasyPIC v7 PIC IT equipment – other 5 Faculty of Electronic Engineering, L3
The Ultra-Low-Cost, Deck-of-Cards Sized Linux Computer Raspberry Pi - Model B RPI-0003 IT equipment – other 3 Faculty of Electronic Engineering, L660
Infrared Camera Board Raspberry Pi "NoIR" Infrared Camera Board (5MP, 1080p, v1.3) RPI-0002 IT equipment – other 3 Faculty of Electronic Engineering, L660
The Raspberry Pi Camera Board Raspberry Pi CameraBoard (5MP, 1080p, v1.3) RPI-0001 IT equipment – other 3 Faculty of Electronic Engineering, L660
Case MC-RP002-BLK ENCLOSURE IT equipment – other 3 Faculty of Electronic Engineering, L660
TFT Touchscreen Display MikroE Connect EVE MicroE-1429 IT equipment – other 3 Faculty of Electronic Engineering, L660
Power Supply TTi EL302RT IT equipment – other 1 Faculty of Electronic Engineering, M2-4
Digital Calibrator, Simulator and Emulator GMC-I Messtechnik GmbH, METRACAL MC M245A Lab equipment in engineering 1 Faculty of Electronic Engineering, 202
IC-USB Bidirectional Interface Adapter GMC-I Messtechnik GmbH, USB X-TRA (Z216C) Lab equipment in engineering 1 Faculty of Electronic Engineering, 202
DC-Micromotor + Optical Encoder + Planetary Gearhead FAULHABER RAZ-3272G024CR+HEDS5540+38A-12:1 Lab equipment in engineering 2 Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Lab 13
DC-Micromotor + Optical Encoder + Planetary Gearhead FAULHABER RAZ-3272G024CR+HEDS5540+38A-12:1 Lab equipment in engineering 2 Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, L8
DC-Micromotor + Optical Encoder FAULHABER RAZ-3272G024CR+HEDS5540 Lab equipment in engineering 1 Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Lab 13
Optical Encoder FAULHABER RAZ-HEDS5540 Lab equipment in engineering 1 Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Lab 13
University of Belgrade
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Computer HP ELITRDESK 800 E231 IT equipment - desktop computer 8 Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Labaratory 22
Computer HP Z230 E231 IT equipment - desktop computer 3 Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Labaratory 23
IP Camera VIVOTEK FD-8166-P3 Audio, Video and Communication equipment – other 6 Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Labaratory 24
Laboratory controller My RIO Lab equipment in engineering 4 Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Labaratory 25
Signal USB acquisition card NI USB-6009 Lab equipment in engineering 4 Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Labaratory 26
Signal PCI acquisition card PCIe-6323 Lab equipment in engineering 10 Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Labaratory 27
Interconnecting box CB-68LP Lab equipment in engineering 10 Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Labaratory 28
Interconnecting Cable SHC68-68-EPM Lab equipment in engineering 10 Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Labaratory 29

Deliverables

Title Type To
DEV1.1 Report on EU remote laboratories networks Report February 28, 2014
DEV1.2 Report on remote experiments at PC universities Report August 31, 2014
DEV1.3 The remote labs – technopedagogical requirements Teaching material August 31, 2014
DEV1.4 Elaborat on building remote engineering labs Report May 31, 2014
DEV2.1 Installed infrastructure for remote experiments Other products September 30, 2014
DEV2.2 Network of remote engineering laboratories Other products September 30, 2014
DEV2.3 Design of The LiReX library of remote experiments Other products November 30, 2014
DEV2.4 New remote experiments at partner universities Learning resources May 31, 2016
DEV3.1 Nine selected vocational teachers trainings groups Report December 31, 2014
DEV3.2 Six training workshops organized Training August 31, 2015
DEV3.3 Six reports on vocational teachers evaluation Report August 31, 2015
DEV4.1 Engineering curricula with remote experiments Other products May 31, 2016
DEV4.2 Reports on students’ evaluations Report June 30, 2016
DEV4.3 A number of selected vocational schools curricula Report August 31, 2015
DEV4.4 Vocational curricula with remote experiments Other products June 30, 2016
DEV4.5 Reports on pupils’ evaluations Report June 30, 2016
QPLN5.1 Defined project QCM plan Report January 31, 2014
QPLN5.2 Six reports on internal project quality control Report November 30, 2016
QPLN5.3 Two reports on external project quality control Report November 30, 2015
QPLN5.4 Inter-Tempus coaching minutes Report April 30, 2015
DISS6.1 Designed and maintained project web site Other products November 30, 2016
DISS6.2 Designed, printed and produced promo materials Other products November 30, 2016
DISS6.3 8 info days and public appearances organized Other products November 30, 2016
DISS6.4 4 dissemination workshops organized Other products October 30, 2016
DISS6.5 Conference on Remote Experimentation Events: Conferences and Seminars October 30, 2016
EXP7.1 Exploitation and sustainability plan Report November 30, 2016
EXP7.2 Agreements on the right of use of LiReX resources Other products November 30, 2016
EXP7.3 The NeReLa network included into EU networks Other products November 30, 2016
MNGT8.1 Overall project management and administration Other products November 30, 2016
MNGT8.2 Project coordination meetings Other products November 30, 2016

Resources

Resource title Resource type Keywords Authors
Remote laboratories networks – State of the art Study / Analysis Remote laboratories, remote experiments, networks, ICT-enhanced laboratories, education process
Gudelines for technological and pedagogical requirements for the remote labs Manual / Handbook / Guide Remote labs, remote laboratories, technological requirements, pedagogical requirements, didactic methodologies, distance approaches, blended approaches
Building up the NeReLa network of remote engineering laboratories Model Remote labs, remote laboratories, engineering, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computing engineering, mechatronics, network
Training of the secondary vocational schools teachers Teaching / Training materials Vocational technical schools, teachers, remote experiments, secondary schools, trainings, evaluation
Abstract
Tempus Project NeReLa, titled “Building Network of Remote Labs for strengthening university-secondary vocational schools collaboration”, is aimed to improve engineering studies in Serbia by introducing innovative teaching methods of engineering education through remote experiment implementation and strengthening the collaboration between universities and vocational technical schools (through trainings of secondary vocational schools teachers for the usage of remote experiments in teaching).