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Induced Collaborative Engagement for a “Solution-to-Question” Model using Remote Experimental Laboratories as a Tool

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2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Seattle, Washington

Publication Date

June 14, 2015

Start Date

June 14, 2015

End Date

June 17, 2015





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Virtual Instruction and Collaboration

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Computers in Education

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26.953.1 - 26.953.17



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Obasegun Tekena Ayodele Obafemi Awolowo University

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Obasegun Tekena Ayodele is a student researcher in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. His current research interest is in new teaching paradigms with Remote Labs. He focuses on defining approaches for designing realistic and engaging remote labs.

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Lawrence O. Kehinde Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State

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Professor Lawrence Kunle Kehinde, a former Engineering Dean and University Deputy Vice Chancellor, received his B.Sc 1st class Hons in Electronics (1971), and a D.Phil, Control Engineering (1975), at the University of Sussex UK. He had his Post Doctoral Studies in Nuclear Instrumentation at University of California, Berkeley USA (1977-1978) as an IAEA Fellow. He has spent most of his years as a Professor of Instrumentation Engineering at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He was the Rector of the first private Polytechnic in Nigeria. He recently concluded a 3-year Visiting Professor term at the Texas Southern University, Houston Texas USA. He has worked in Techno-Managerial position as the Director of ICT at OAU for years. His major field is Instrumentation Designs and has designed equipment, two of which had received British patents in the past. He was the founding Principal Investigator of the University’s iLab research and he currently designs remote and virtual experiments for remote experimentation. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Computer Professional Nigeria and a member of IEEE and ASEE.

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Olawale Babatunde Akinwale Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

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Olawale B. Akinwale earned his first degree at the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, finishing with first class honors in 2004. He obtained his second degree from the same department in 2011. He is a lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, majoring in Instrumentation. He is also a lab developer in the OAU iLab Research Group. He developed the first reported robotic arm remote lab in Africa making use if the MIT iLab shared architecture and National Instruments LabVIEW. His interests include mobile devices and education, online experimentation, methods in enhancing pedagogy, machine learning and artificial intelligence, and home automation.

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Induced Collaborative Addiction for a “Solution-to-Question” Model using Remote Experimental Laboratories as a Tool AbstractSince the introduction of remote experimentation laboratory for learning, different researches havebeen carried out to determine the most suitable paradigm for implementation. Above all modelsresearched on, the collaborative model for remote experimentation laboratory which involves ameans of group communication between students performing experiment has been found quiteeffective.Despite this discovery, feedback questionnaires still record a high percentage of dissatisfactionfrom performing experiments on remote experimentation laboratory, hereby requiring a newapproach.Instead of the usual “Question-to-Solution” model, this paper uses a “Solution-to-Question” modelin the implementation of remote experimental laboratory. Solution-to-question model involvesproviding an already finished experiment that requires reconstruction and then questions are askedon the reconstructed experiment. In working back, the student asks questions and in the processgets more understanding of the problem and the experiment at hand. In addition to this model achat system is included to induce addiction and hence collaboration between students. A platformis designed using Labview G-language which uses Skype as its chat engine. The experimentsprovided on this platform focus on first and second order analysis.This approach helps increase the satisfaction and hence the knowledge base of the student. Theimplication of this paper is that students who find it difficult to solve problems sometimes tend tolearn more when they are given a solution and are asked to work back to the question.Key word: Solution-to-Question, Collaboration, Addiction

Ayodele, O. T., & Kehinde, L. O., & Akinwale, O. B. (2015, June), Induced Collaborative Engagement for a “Solution-to-Question” Model using Remote Experimental Laboratories as a Tool Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.24290

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