Remote labs for engineering
The award recognises work conducted in Professor Drysdale's previous role as Founding Director and Lead Developer of the £3m openEngineering Lab at The Open University. Professor Drysdale joined us in August this year as the Chair of Technology Enhanced Science Education in the School of Engineering, where he hopes to continue his ground-breaking work.
The system developed at the OU was intended for use by distance learning students accessing a centralised experimental facility. Professor Drysdale is now working with Edinburgh University colleagues to develop an entirely new approach to remote laboratories that meets the needs of traditional university campuses.