On Remote Electronics Experiments

Document type: Bookchapters
Peer reviewed: Yes
Author(s): Ingvar Gustavsson
Title: On Remote Electronics Experiments
Book: Using Remote Labs in Education
Year: 2011
Pagination: 157-176
Editor: Javier Garcia Zubia, Gustavo R. Alves
ISBN: 978-84-9830-334-3
Publisher: Duesto University Press
City: Bilbao
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Engineering - Dept. of Electrical Engineering (Sektionen för ingenjörsvetenskap - Avd. för elektroteknik)
School of Engineering S-371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
Authors e-mail: ingvar.gustavsson@bth.se
Language: English
Abstract: Electrical experiments are common at schools and universities worldwide. Today several remote laboratories for such experiments supplement hands-on ones in science and engineering education. Some of the remote
laboratories, where online students can perform physical experiments and get the same results as in a hands-on laboratory, are more or less replicas of hands-on ones [1], [2], [3]. Thus, online students compose circuits using real components and make real measurements on the circuits created.
In this chapter, a workbench for remote electrical experiments based on the VISIR Open Lab Platform (Virtual Instrument Systems in Reality) designed at Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH) is compared with
hands-on ones. Since some years, such VISIR workbenches are used in regular university courses and at least one VISIR workbench is being tested in courses at lower levels [4], [5]. Some further development of the
online workbench desirable to better adapt it to school level is discussed as well. The chapter may also serve as an introduction to online electrical experiments for teachers.
Subject: Signal Processing\General
Note: Open Access: http://www.weblab.deusto.es/web/weblab.content/using_remote_labs_in_education.pdf