Adapting remote labs to learning scenarios

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Subtitle: Case studies using VISIR and remotElectLab
Author list: Costa Lobo C
Publisher: IEEE
Publication year: 2014
Journal: Rita -IEEE- (1932-8540)
Journal acronym: RITA
Volume number: 9
Issue number: 1
Start page: 33
End page: 39
Number of pages: 7
ISSN: 1932-8540
Languages: English-Great Britain (EN-GB)


Abstract

Remote laboratories are an emergent technological and pedagogical tool
at all education levels, and their widespread use is an important part
of their own improvement and evolution. This paper describes several
issues encountered on laboratorial classes, on higher education courses,
when using remote laboratories based on PXI systems, either using the
VISIR system or an alternate in-house solution. Three main issues are
presented and explained, all reported by teachers, that gave support to
students' use of remote laboratories. The first issue deals with the
need to allow students to select the actual place where an ammeter is to
be inserted on electric circuits, even incorrectly, therefore emulating
real-world difficulties. The second one deals with problems with timing
when several measurements are required at short intervals, as in the
discharge cycle of a capacitor. In addition, the last issue deals with
the use of a multimeter in dc mode when reading ac values, a use that
collides with the lab settings. All scenarios are presented and
discussed, including the solution found for each case. The conclusion
derived from the described work is that the remote laboratories area is
an expanding field, where practical use leads to improvement and
evolution of the available solutions, requiring a strict cooperation and
information-sharing between all actors, i.e., developers, teachers, and
students.


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