June 24, 2017
June 24, 2017
June 28, 2017
The current lab for a course on Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) includes outdated, rack-mounted PLC equipment. While these provide the students with a procedural introduction to PLCs, it is the authors’ belief that the current equipment do not allow for conceptual understanding or real world experience with PLCs. The focus of the present paper is on the steps taken to develop a new set of PLC trainers that will be used in teaching the course. The paper discusses the rational for developing and building the trainers, and how the trainers will facilitate students learning.
Mikhail, M., & Alavizadeh, A. (2017, June), Enhancing a Programmable Logic Controller Course Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. 10.18260/1-2--28270
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