Towards an Online Lab Portal for Inquiry-Based STEM Learning at School

Sten Govaerts, Yiwei Cao, Andrii Vozniuk, Adrian Holzer, Danilo Garbi Zutin, Elio San Cristobal Ruiz, Lars Bollen, Sven Manske, Nils Faltin, Christophe Salzmann

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Nowadays, the knowledge economy is growing rapidly. To sustain future growth, more well educated people in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) are needed. In the Go-Lab project we aim to motivate and orient students from an early age on to study STEM fields in their future educational path by applying inquiry learning using online labs. This paper presents an inquiry learning portal where teachers can discover, use and enhance online labs appropriate for their courses and students can acquire scientific methodology skills while doing experiments using the labs. The Go-Lab portal architecture is presented, which contains a repository of online labs, inquiry learning spaces and complementary services. The paper discusses a first version of the portal and our future plans.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Web-Based Learning – ICWL 2013: 12th International Conference, Kenting, Taiwan, October 6-9, 2013. Proceedings
EditorsJhing-Fa Wang, Lau Rynson
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages352
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-41174-8
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event12th International Conference on Web-Based Learning 2013: Advances in Web-Based Learning - Tallinn, Kenting, Taiwan
Duration: 6 Oct 20139 Oct 2013
Conference number: 12

Publication series

NameLecture notes in computer science


Conference12th International Conference on Web-Based Learning 2013
Abbreviated titleICWL 2013


  • IR-89260
  • METIS-302168


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