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Using Virtual and Remote Laboratory to Enhance Engineering Technology Education

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2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Vancouver, BC

Publication Date

June 26, 2011

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June 26, 2011

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June 29, 2011



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NSF Grantees Poster Session

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NSF Grantees

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22.1654.1 - 22.1654.10



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Xuemin Chen Texas Southern University

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Lawrence O Kehinde P.E. Texas Southern University

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Yuhong Zhang Texas Southern University


Shahryar Darayan Texas Southern University

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Dr. Darayan received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of Houston in 1993. He is currently a professor and the program coordinator of Electronics Engineering Technology program at Texas Southern University. His research area applies to electromagnetic and instrumentation, computer hardware and software design, progarm assessment, and laboratory development.

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David O. Olowokere Texas Southern University

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Daniel Osakue Texas Southern University

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Using Virtual and Remote Laboratory to Enhance Engineering  Technology Education  ABSTRACT  Enhancement  of  teaching,  laboratory  and  human  development  by  virtual  and remote  laboratory  designs  cannot  be  over‐emphasized.  In  this  paper,  progress made under an NSF HBCU‐UP grant on the development of a Virtual and Remote Laboratory (VR‐Lab) for Engineering Technology is presented. Authors have used prevalent technology to develop new Virtual and Remote Labs for Direct Current and Data Communications experiments such as Ohm’s Law, Resistor Color Code, Series‐Parallel  Circuits,  Superposition,  Thevenin’s  and  Maximum  Power  Transfer Theorems.  Others  are  Pulse  Code  Modulation,  Amplitude,  Frequency  and Differential Phase Shift Keying. The various human, infrastructural, interfacing and network  security  challenges  encountered  are  discussed.  Gains  of  positive outcomes  on  inter‐university  cooperation,  student  and  faculty  development  are reported.  Reactions  from  student  users  through  experiment  performances  and surveys  were  gauged  and  used  in  perfecting  the  VR‐Lab  designs.  The  effect  on curriculum development is considered.  

Chen, X., & Kehinde, L. O., & Zhang, Y., & Darayan, S., & Olowokere, D. O., & Osakue, D. (2011, June), Using Virtual and Remote Laboratory to Enhance Engineering Technology Education Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--18980

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