Virtual laboratory can provide a cost-efficient way to organize high-quality laboratory work for many students. It is a damage resistance laboratory, thus opening the possibility to learn from mistakes. By combination with real practical session identical to the virtual laboratory and e-learning management system such as PutraBlast, assessing lab report and student performance becomes much easier. The objective of this project is to develop a virtual laboratory platform for science foundation programme in Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). The virtual laboratory initiative is known as Asperlabs. This web-based interface hosts several open source virtual experiments for four courses in UPM foundation including Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics. Currently, the virtual experiments available here are that of Physics and Chemistry where testing was done to foundation students taking the course. Online activities are currently available for Biology. The online activites for Mathematics will be added soon.
Muhammad Alif Mohammad Latif, Norihan Md Arifin and Marina Mohd Top @ Mohd Tah
Center of Foundation Studies for Agricultural Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, MALAYSIA
The project is supported by Geran Insentif Penyelidikan dalam Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran (GIPP), Universiti Putra Malaysia. GIPP-9323693