Albuquerque, New Mexico
June 24, 2001
June 24, 2001
June 27, 2001
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Obtaining and maintaining laboratory equipment in technology courses is a constant problem. This paper proposes an alternative to the use of simulation or to buying laboratory equipment for a school laboratory, and uses a course in Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) to illustrate the concept. With the reduction in pricing of electronics equipment and Internet direct sales companies servicing the industrial automation market, it is possible to purchase industrial grade automation equipment at very low prices. This allows students to purchase their own equipment to perform the experiments necessary to learn PLC applications and programming.
Anderson, J. (2001, June), Real World Learning In Distance Education Paper presented at 2001 Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico. https://peer.asee.org/9716
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