Conference Paper

Creating an innovative generic virtual learning lab

Gaber A.
Naseef O.A.
Abdelbaki N.

The use of multimedia technology and gamification has offered an alternative way of delivering information in education. Interactive Multimedia has the potential to revolutionize the way we work, learn and communicate. With gamification and interactive multimedia, the learning process becomes active, not passive and it ensures that users are doing, not simply watching. Also the Laboratory has a great role in enhancing students' skills as it is a vital environment of a variety of activities and experiments in which science is delivered. In this paper we introduce our concept of designing a Generic Virtual Lab (GVL) and its architecture. GVL is an interactive learning environment to be used mainly by children or students of ages 8-15 to increase their understanding of some difficult subjects. It is a comprehensive easy-to-use architecture that also enables teachers to create labs and experiments in different fields and subjects to ease the way of education. © 2013 IEEE.