Title Virtual Academy Platform for Vocational Schools (VAPVoS)
Project Number DE/11/LLP-LdV/TOI/147 410
Product Virtual Academy Platform
Title Virtual Academy Platform
Product Type website
Marketing Text Today´s computer science and electrical engineering industries are characterized by rapidly occurring innovations and a continuous advancement of existing technologies. Therefore it is quite a challenge for higher education institutions, especially the vocational ones, to keep up with the high pace of technological innovation. For vocational education institutions the main problems are the availability of (often expensive) up-to-date laboratory hardware as well as ICT-based learning materials for the classes, the lack of qualified teachers, and insufficient space in classes for capacious equipment. The project VAPVoS provided a web platform to encourage a remote sharing of expensive lab equipment via the internet. Within the VAPVoS platform real hardware labs as well as virtualized experiments and didactical materials can be shared among different institutions all over Europe.
Description The Virtual Academy Platform (VAP) is a web-based rich Internet system that enables students and instructors to work online in a collaborative environment. It is based on the Interstudy Distance-Lab idea. VAP is the core system of project VAPVoS and enables collaborative working in a Desktop-like web environment for students from different European countries. This systems lays the basis for the integration of the Integrated Semantic Knowledge Base (R2),Integrated Teachers Environment (R4) and Integrated Virtual-Micro-Controller (R5).
Target group Vocational School teachers and students
Area of application Vocational School
Product Languages English