An overview of system architectures for remote laboratories

Maiti, Ananda and Maxwell, Andrew D. and Kist, Alexander A. (2013) An overview of system architectures for remote laboratories. In: 2nd IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering (TALE 2013), 26-29 Aug 2013, Kuta, Indonesia.


Remote Access Laboratories have been successfully installed around the world enabling students to practice practical skills and develop their knowledge through experimentation. Remote laboratories have the advantage of being accessible from anywhere anytime allowing users more flexibility and mobility. Typically installations are designed to resolve issues of access or utilization. Clear pedagogical design is now seen as a critical development in the instigation of new experiments, and access systems. This paper examines existing system designs, using a Program Logic analysis to identify key inputs, outputs, and impacts for the creation of systems. It aims to identify commonalities, or differentiation with respect to the original goals. Through this analysis it was identified that many RAL systems implement direct mimic user interface design focusing on individual access to a kinesthetic learning experience. Learning design is also typically implemented by the system and experiment designers, potentially reducing the impact of the system or activity usability.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2013 IEEE. Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2014 01:40
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2017 02:03
Uncontrolled Keywords: remote laboratories; e-learning; remote access laboratories; networking; web technologies
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0803 Computer Software > 080302 Computer System Architecture
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080699 Information Systems not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930599 Education and Training Systems not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1109/TALE.2013.6654520

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