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NIC’s remote science lab takes flight

It’s an exciting time for North Island College’s Remote Web-based Science Laboratory (RWSL) and its team as science students from around the globe make use of this ground breaking technology.

Initially developed by Albert Balbon, NIC’s Supervisor of Distributed Learning & Interactive Technology, and Ron Evans, a NIC math/science instructor, to allow NIC Astronomy students located in remote regions access to a telescope and camera combination, RWSL has evolved into a full suite of audio, video, hardware and software.

The equipment and technology allow users to view, interact, control and collect real data from experiments using actual science lab equipment, in real-time, over the internet. Students will be able to work together, passing control of the microscope between them.

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