Workshop on Virtual Lab
A half day workshop on “Virtual Lab” was conducted by IIT Guwahati on 18th March 2015. Seven experts from IITG came as resource persons and conducted the workshop from 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM.
The experts who came to the University expressed their desire to set Don Bosco University as a remote center for this virtual lab project.
Virtual Labs will provide to the students the result of an experiment by one of the following methods (or possibly a combination)
- Modeling the physical phenomenon by a set of equations and carrying out simulations to yield the result of the particular experiment. This can, at-the-best, provide an approximate version of the ‘real-world’ experiment.
- Providing measured data for virtual lab experiments corresponding to the data previously obtained by measurements on an actual system.
- Remotely triggering an experiment in an actual lab and providing the student the result of the experiment through the computer interface. This would entail carrying out the actual lab experiment remotely.
In addition, Virtual Labs will be made more effective and realistic by providing additional inputs to the students like accompanying audio and video streaming of an actual lab experiment and equipment.
For the ‘touch and feel’ part, the students will also be get opportunity to visit an actual laboratory for a short duration.
This virtual lab project is an IIT Delhi initiative funded by MHRD, Govt. of India. www.vlab.co.in