European online master degree program for addressing labor market demands

Tawfik, M. and Sancristobal, E. and Martin, S. and Gil, R. and Pesquera, A. and Albert, M. J. and Diaz, G. and Peire, J. and Milev, M. and Mileva, N. and Osuilleabhain, G. and Tzanova, S. and Kreiner, C. and Hörmann, L. B. and Castro, M. (2012) European online master degree program for addressing labor market demands. International Journal of Online Engineering, 8 (SPECIA). pp. 9-15. ISSN 18681646 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Demands and needs of labor markets have always been seldom concerned by providers of educational programs. Most of the educational curricula revolve around the theoretical concepts and their evolution without contemplating their purpose of deployments and application. This is common in most of the engineering curricula and the applied science. In this contribution, we present a new European project, Remote-labs Access in Internet-based Performance-Centered Learning Environment for Curriculum Support (RIPLECS) that aims to mitigate these issues by providing an official inter-institutional European master degree program in Information and Communication System (ICS). In order to globalize the master and to, at least, guarantee its accordance with the European education requirements, the program is conducted online across five European institutions and is oriented to labor market needs for qualified graduates, with special focus on realizing realworld experiments in each subject remotely, which tackle many geographical and time constrains. The network architecture of RIPLECS platform enables world-wide distribution of learning resources by utilizing multiple Web servers at several European universities, within a single network topology. The paper discusses the project development stages, implementation and the expected outcomes.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Distance education; E-learning; Online learning; Remote laboratories; Applied science; Education requirements; Educational program; Engineering curriculum; European institutions; European project; European universities; Information and communication systems; Internet based; Labor markets; Learning environments; Learning resource; Master degree; Project development; Real world experiment; Remote-labs; Single networks; Web servers; Communication systems; Computer aided instruction; Curricula; Electric network topology; Employment; Intelligent control; Network architecture; Societies and institutions; Commerce
Depositing User: National Forum
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2015 16:36
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2015 16:45
URI: http://eprints.teachingandlearning.ie/id/eprint/3773

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