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June 22, 2020
June 22, 2020
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Virtual laboratories are valuable resources to support students’ learning in engineering and science. They allow students to perform experiments with minimum resources, be prepared for other hands-on activities or lectures, and better understand the conceptual knowledge of the discipline. Due to those benefits, the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Purdue University has been implementing virtual labs in the lab course of AAE 20401 Aeromechanics II. AAE 20401 is an aerospace structural mechanics lab course for second-year students where they had the opportunity to use the Virtual Lab software. When implementing the Virtual Labs, we characterized the content, assessment, and pedagogy of the course under the Backward Course Design Model to identify how the Virtual Lab software could be integrated into the coursework. After a year of getting feedback on the software from the students and investigating the pedagogical approaches on how to use it, we introduced a new format on the use of the virtual lab in Fall 2019. This paper describes the latest version of the lab course with the integration of the Virtual Lab software. The curriculum design, presented in this paper, is a useful reference for educators who seek to integrate virtual technologies into their new or existing laboratories.
Tsutsui, W., & Lopez-Parra, R. D., & Coutinho, G. S., & Mello, A. W., & Sangid, M. D., & Moore, T. J. (2020, June), The Implementation of Virtual Labs in Aerospace Structures Education Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--35339
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