Albuquerque, New Mexico
June 24, 2001
June 24, 2001
June 27, 2001
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Group projects provide a means to teach students many of the skills they need to succeed after graduation. In fall semester 2000, we developed and taught a course in Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) by employing a project-based approach using an “out-of-the-box” integrated PLC. A major goal of the project is to prepare students to apply effective problem solving techniques by addressing a reasonably complex real world problem. This paper describes the laboratory environment, discusses the project guidelines, and presents the projects implemented in fall 2000. The paper also analyzes the project-based approach and concludes that the project is an essential component of a comprehensive learning experience when teaching PLCs.
Coppinger, T., & Bachnak, R. (2001, June), A New Course In Programmable Logic Controllers: A Project Based Approach Paper presented at 2001 Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico. https://peer.asee.org/9603
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