NeReLa at TIO 2016


The activities of the TEMPUS project NeReLa (Building a network of remote laboratories for strengthening the cooperation between universities and vocational secondary schools, will be presented within the 6th international conference TIO2016. The coordinator of the project is Prof. Radojka Krneta, Faculty of Technical Sciences in Čačak. The aim of the project is to improve engineering studies in Serbia by introducing innovative teaching methods concerning remote experiments, as well as strengthening the cooperation between universities and vocational schools through training vocational school teachers in using remote experiments in the classroom.
Serbian project partners: University of Kragujevac, University of Belgrade, University of Novi Sad, University of Nis, Network of Reg. centers for voc. schools teacher prof. development, Association of Electrotechical Vocational Secondary Schools, Association of Mechanical Vocational Secondary Schools and Balkan Distance Education Network (BADEN).
EU project partners: University of Maribor, Slovenia; University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain; University of Porto, Portugal; European University Cyprus; Best Cybernetics, Patra, Greece.
During the last two project years a huge number of project activities have been performed from which we can choose the following:

  • Four largest state universities in Serbia signed the contract of founding the NeReLa network that will enable joined use of remote experiments which are set in laboratories of these universities,
  • LiReX web library of remote experiments was created,
  • NeReLa Winter and Summer school were conducted and more than 100 teachers of secondary schools from whole Serbia were trained there to work with remote laboratory experiments, 
  • Catalogue of remote laboratory experiments and exercises with user manuals was printed for NeReLa Winter and Summer school participants,
  • Teaching modules with remote experiments within professional courses in Electronics, Computers and Mechatronics were realized at partner universities and several secondary vocational schools.
  • NeReLA team has published a lot of papers in numerous conferences dedicated to remote experimentations and laboratories such are following: REV2014, TIO2014, TAEE 2014, New Technologies in Education 2015, YU INFO 2015, EXP.AT’15, ETRAN 2015, TREND 2016, REV2016.