Wireless mobile platform: A tool to implement a distance learning laboratory for teaching computer-based instrumentation and control
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Offering courses through the World Wide Web is becoming the modality of choice for distance education. While using tools such as WebCT has made the creation of lecture courses straightforward, laboratory intensive courses are more difficult to implement. Currently, the Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering Technology programs at Texas A&M have an ongoing effort to develop a distance learning laboratory for a computer-based instrumentation and control course. The goal is to create an instrumentation platform that allows students to design experiments remotely and then upload and test their work in real time over the Internet. This paper describes the progress to date, lessons learned, and presents the new distance learning curriculum currently being implemented.
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Porter, J. R., & Morgan, J. A.