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Virtual and remote laboratories augment self learning and interactions: Development, deployment and assessments with direct and online feedback

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Supplemental Information

Information on Virtual Laboratories and Usage data

The Virtual laboratories have more than 300,000 registered users as of February 28, 2018, with a steady increase of new users since 2012. In 2012, there were 13438 registered users and as of today (February 28) has 305327 users.

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.26715v1/supp-1

VL User feedback raw data

Data from online and workshop participants on the usage of the deployed virtual labs. The labs can be accessed freely from http://vlab.amrita.edu

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.26715v1/supp-2

Additional Information

Competing Interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Dhanush Kumar conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, prepared figures and/or tables, performed the computation work, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Rakhi Radhamani conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Nijin Nizar conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Krishnashree Achuthan conceived and designed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, performed the computation work, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Bipin Nair conceived and designed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Shyam Diwakar conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, performed the computation work, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

All experiments are available at http://vlab.amrita.edu/

Funding

This work is funded by the Virtual Labs project of National Mission of Education through ICT, Ministry of Human Resource Department, Government of India and by Embracing The World. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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