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iLABS@MAK: THE STUDENTS’ EXPERIENCE. Doreen Orishaba Students’ Team Leader Tom Kigezi Student Developer. Focus. Project Background Team Composition Activities Achievements Future Prospects Added Value Acknowledgements. Project Background. iLabs Incepted at MIT in 1998

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ilabs@mak the students experience

iLABS@MAK: THE STUDENTS’ EXPERIENCE

Doreen Orishaba

Students’ Team Leader

Tom Kigezi

Student Developer

focus
Focus
  • Project Background
  • Team Composition
  • Activities
  • Achievements
  • Future Prospects
  • Added Value
  • Acknowledgements
project background
Project Background
  • iLabs Incepted at MIT in 1998
  • Introduced to Makerere University in 2005
  • Partners:

-MIT

-Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria

-University of Dar es Salaam

  • Supported by National Instruments
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Collaborative Training

Conferences, Exhibitions and Workshops for:

Students

Staff

Partner Institutions

Development of iLabs for Local Curricula

Activities

Administration of iLabs

Publications

achievements
Achievements
  • Team Building
  • Development of iLABS:
    • Two experiments in Combinational Logic Circuits for use in Introduction to Digital Electronics
    • Four experiments in Amplitude and Frequency Modulation for use in Communication Engineering I
    • Six experiments were developed in the fields of sampling, Line coding schemes and pulse code Modulation for use in Basic Telephony
  • Integration of outsourced iLABS into Curricula:
    • The two BJT Characterization experiments from MIT for use in Electronics Circuits for 2nd year Bsc. EE and Bsc. TE
    • The Diode and MosFET Transistor Characterization Experiments from MIT for use in Electronics I 1st year Bsc. Computer Eng.
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Achievements
  • Integration of Locally Developed iLABS into Curricula:
    • Filter Circuits used in Network Theory I - 2nd year Bsc. EE and Bsc. TE
    • Logic Gate Characterization used in Introduction to Digital Electronics – 1st year Bsc. EE and Bsc. TE
    • Amplitude Modulation used in Communication engineering I – 3rd year Bsc. EE and Bsc. TE
    • Resistor characterization and Frequency response of RLC used in Circuit Theory - 1st year Bsc. EE and Bsc. TE
    • Precision Rectification used in Electronics Circuits for 2nd year Bsc. EE and Bsc. TE
    • Nyquist Sampling Theorem used in Basic Telephony - 3rd year Bsc. TE
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Achievements
  • Capacity Building
    • 3 iLabs Researchers retained as Teaching Assistants in the Department of Engineering Mathematics
    • Carry out iLabs administration in collaboration with the Technical Staff in the Electrical Engineering Department
    • Support undergraduate research
    • Graduate researchers
    • Carry out other tasks as Delegated by the Administration
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Achievements
  • Workshops and Conferences
    • sensitization workshop for students and staff - October 29, 2008 (150 students, 6 lecturers attended )
    • sensitization workshop for Technical staff – November 5, 2008 (5 Technical Staff members attended)
    • The iLabs students’ conference - November 21, 2008 Theme: “Unveiling the opportunities available on the iLabs infrastructure for Undergraduates and Educators in Technical Education”.
    • Orientation session for students (130 3rd year Bsc. Electrical and Telecommunications Engineering students who were offering Communication Engineering I attended)
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Achievements
  • Workshops and Conferences
    • Orientation session for 3rd year Bsc. Electrical and Telecommunications Engineering students who were offering Communication Engineering I (130 students attended) - March 29, 2009
    • Orientation session for 1st year Bsc. Electrical and Telecommunications Engineering students who were offering Digital Electronics (160 students attended) - April 20, 2009
    • End of Year seminar - Friday May 29, 2009 at Serena Hotel (MAK Vice Chancellor was Chief Guest)
    • Conference on the formation of the iLab Consortium - 18th – 19th June 2009 at MIT
    • Annual iLabs conference 8 – 11 July 2009 at OAU - Nigeria
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Achievements
  • Exhibitions
    • The MAK and the Uganda Virus Research Institute Open Day – March 5, 2009 Theme: “You Too can be a Scientist”
    • The Makerere University Stakeholders’ Workshop - 26th-27th March 2009 Theme: “Repositioning Makerere University to meet the emerging development challenges”
    • The National Council for Higher Education exhbition – 25th–27th May 2009, Theme “Universities and Community Outreach Services”
    • Ministry of ICT Business Processes Outsourcing Conference and Exhibition - 25th -26th June 2009
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Achievements
  • Collaborative Training Workshops with Partners
    • Training workshop at MAK with two other iLabs partners, MIT (2 Grad Students ) and UDSM (2 Grad Students)– 11th – 23rd January 2009
    • Seven Developers and Principal Investigator attended the Training at MIT – 5th – 14th March 2009
    • Two Developers and Project Administrator attended a collaborative training effort at UDSM - 21st - 26th June 2009
  • Internship
    • Industrial training : June – August 2009 (3 students from Busitema, 2 from Kyambogo and 13 from MAK)
    • Vocational Training: June – August 2009 (All 160 first year Bsc. EE and Bsc. TE students at Makerere University)
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Achievements
  • Publications
    • Joint publication by iLabs partners: paper published in the ASEE Journal under the title “Collaborative Development of Remote Electronics Laboratories: The ELVIS iLab”.
    • The paper titled “Developing Online Laboratories for Modulation and Combinational Logic Circuit Analysis Using NI ELVIS II Platform” was submitted for peer review by the ITNG
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Achievements

Acquisition of Equipment

Generously Donated to iLABS@MAK by National Instruments

rationale for ilabs
Rationale for iLabs
  • Inadequate, old equipment
  • Remote access to experiments- anytime anywhere
  • Challenges of staffing
  • Enhancement of research and projects
  • Documentation
  • Sharing of resources
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Students’ Response

Histogram of Students’ Response to Theory Application

Histogram of Students’ Response to How the Experiment Works

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Students’ Response

Histogram for the Time to Run and Obtain Results of the Experiment

Histogram for Group Size when Performing the Experiment

added value faculty
Added Value-Faculty
  • An alternative experimentation platform for Electrical Eng, Telecom Eng and Computer Eng.
  • Collaboration with other Universities in research
  • Advocating for a Knowledge Transfer Partnership – The proposed National Remote Engineering Consortium
added value developers
Added Value-Developers
  • Technical and Organizational Skills
  • Exposure -Collaborative Development
  • Travel-Cross Cultural Benefits
  • Mentorship
future prospects
Future Prospects
  • Full incorporation into Curricula of EE Department by 2012
  • Extension to other Faculties, Universities and Schools
  • Core role in NREC
  • More Publications
acknowledgements
Acknowledgements
  • Sponsors: Carnegie Foundation
  • Partners: MIT,OAU,UDSM,NI
  • MAK University Administration
  • Faculty of Technology Management
  • Head of Department and staff EE
  • Government and Private Sector