Remote Labs and their Didactics in Engineering Education: a Case Study

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Abstract

Covid-19 made us realize that educational practices in higher education must change AND can change. A possible solution for practicing lab work is working in a remote lab: a real lab in which students and the equipment/instruments are physically apart. The concept of printed touchless electronics was taken as the leading principle for students in the Department of Electrical Engineering of a university of applied sciences. They got the assignment to write a programming code, with which they could control a robot. This robot was supposed to draw, with conductive ink, a pattern, that could function as a printed (light) sensor. The robot was situated in the lab, the students uploaded their code from home. Via a live stream, the students could follow the movements of the robot and the pen. From a didactical perspective, the goal was to find out if the selected didactical methods: teamwork and feedback via an internet platform and working with consultation hours, had the estimated effect. An interdisciplinary team of three lecturers was composed to guide the students. Students thought that the consultation hours were very helpful. The online teamwork between the students did not work so well. In the future, students would like to have more opportunities for testing and working with the remote lab.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1598-1600
Number of pages3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Sep 2021
Event44th International Convention on Information, Communication and Electronic Technology (MIPRO) - Croatia, Opatija
Duration: 27 Sep 20211 Oct 2021

Conference

Conference44th International Convention on Information, Communication and Electronic Technology (MIPRO)
CityOpatija
Period27/09/211/10/21

Keywords

  • remote lab
  • engineering education
  • distance learning
  • printed electronics

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