Title: Application of a web-based remote virtual laboratory on innovative teaching of electronic circuits
Authors: Yongyu Peng; Junyan Peng
Department of Information Sciences and Technologies Academy, City College, Zhejiang University, No. 51, Huzhou Street, 310015, Hangzhou, ZheJiang province, China.
Department of Information Sciences and Technologies Academy, City College, Zhejiang University, No. 51, Huzhou Street, 310015, Hangzhou, ZheJiang province, China
Abstract: This paper describes the application of a web-based remote virtual laboratory platform in the innovative teaching process of electrical and electronic engineering in a college in China. The paper first briefly introduces the project background and the way of constructing the remote virtual experiment platform by using the LabVIEW software. Then, it presents the survey result of using the remote virtual experiment platform from the participants and the performance result from the experimental and control groups. The result shows that this platform provides students with an easy and convenient way to preview experiments. Students can have a better understanding on the circuit after using the platform. Also, they take less time to complete real experiments.
Keywords: remote laboratories; electrical engineering; electronic engineering; e-learning; electronic learning; online learning; internet; world wide web; Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Engineering Workbench; web-based laboratories; virtual laboratories; electronic circuits; colleges; China; virtual platforms; experiment platforms; LabVIEW software; virtual experiments; experimental groups; control groups; engineering students; experiment previews; real experiments; Zhejiang University City College; universities; higher education; continuing education; life-long learning; engineering education; innovative teaching; innovative learning; innovation; technology support.
Int. J. of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 2012 Vol.22, No.3/4, pp.257 - 267
Available online: 24 Oct 2012