Enabling remote design and troubleshooting experiments using the ilab shared architecture
Author(s)Hardison, James; DeLong, Kimberly K.; Harward, V. Judson; del Alamo, Jesus A.; Shroff, R.; Oyabode, O.; ... Show more Show less
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The MIT iLab Project is dedicated to the goal of increasing laboratory experimentation opportunities for engineering students worldwide. Since its inception in 1998, the project has furthered this goal through the development of individual remote laboratories, or iLabs, as well as a distributed software infrastructure designed to streamline the implementation and sharing of remote laboratories. iLabs are designed to complement traditional, hands-on laboratories by providing practical educational experiences where they would not otherwise be available. Such remote labs, developed and hosted by MIT and other institutions within the iLab Consortium, have been successfully used by instructors at schools across the educational spectrum and around the world. While certainly valuable, many of the original experiments available through the iLab platform provide a limited experience in that they are observational in nature. They only provide students the ability to study the behavior of a pre-defined system under test. Such labs have proven to be valuable additions to engineering curricula, but do not have the flexibility that is inherent in a traditional laboratory experience. To address this, the MIT iLab Project has begun focusing on the development of iLabs that provide students with the ability to design or troubleshoot experimental systems. Through two particular remote labs, focusing on electronic control system analysis and basic electronics test and measurement respectively, the project is designing remote labs that provide a more flexible learning experience for students and are more attractive to instructors in a broad set of disciplines.
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DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Center for Educational Computing Initiatives
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Hardison, J. L. et al. “Enabling Remote Design and Troubleshooting Experiments Using the iLab Shared Architecture.” ASCE, 2010. 357-357.
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