First web experiment in Europe delivered to Gymnasium Iserhagen
Together with the University of Kaiserslautern, INTEL has developed a series of Remote Controlled Laboratories (RCL), which are the core of Xplora's web experiments. On 8 September 2006, one of these web experiments was shipped to the Gymasium Isernhagen in Hannover, Germany, during a ceremony with the mayor of Isernhagen, representatives from the commune and the developers.
This web experiment “Photo effect” is the modern variant of the experimental breakthrough in quantum theory, first interpreted by Albert Einstein.
“We are delivering today the first web experiment ever for a school (Gymnasium Isernhagen ) from the developers of the University of Kaiserslautern” announced INTEL education manager Thomas Osburg. The importance of a web experiment lies in its usability, safety and reproducibility of sometimes very complex functions.
The mayor of Isernhagen, Arpad Bogya, welcomed the equipment and assured that her commune will continue to support Gymnasium Isernhagen with the needed fixed line internet connection, which the school already had some years ago.
During the session, Karl Sarnow, Xplora portal manager, explains how Xplora is working as part of the PENCIL project, funded by the European Commission and operated by European Schoolnet (EUN).
“I do realize now the importance of such a web experiment, and I understand all its applications. I appreciate very much the foreseeable advantages of having such a tool in this school” declared Elke D. Wolff, the headmistress of Gymnasium Isernhagen.
When Martin Vetter from the University of Kaiserslautern described the working of the experiment and finally launched the operation, the audience composed of two advanced physics classes and teachers of the school followed the initial operation with great interest.
At the end of the ceremony, students and their teachers were eager to get more information from Martin Vetter.
“I will start on Monday to use this experiment in my course, it comes just in time!” said StD Ursula Siol. A statement Xplora is proud of, because it perfectly illustrates that its work is dedicated to support teachers in the classroom.