The main objective of the project is to develop an internationally available innovative learning environment based on ICT, multimedia educational material and handheld technology, extending physics laboratory activities to open and distant learning.
Collaborative activities will result in the development of an Internet-based public resource with set of experimental modules, including multimedia learning materials, downloadable necessary computing procedures, programmes and sets of sample experimental data to be used together with inexpensive small-scale portable experimental set-ups.
Platform and materials will be available in English, Italian, Swedish and Polish, together with a CDROM version for standalone usage.
The project includes practical practical testing and teacher training activities, using the material developed. Dissemination of this approach among the educational community will be supported by an evaluation report on the didactic effectiveness and reception of LEPLA.
LEPLA creates a forum and a trans-national cooperation network to promote exchange of experience in experimental physics teaching and educational usage of information technology.