Distance delivery of a laboratory based controls for manufacturing automation course - A Success story

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Title: Distance delivery of a laboratory based controls for manufacturing automation course - A Success story
Author: Kandasamy, Subramaniyan; Ramkumar, S. Manian
Abstract: Over the years, distance learning (DL) has proven to be very effective for many theoretical courses, but is challenging if courses include hands-on laboratory modules. Bringing students several times a quarter to campus and conducting lab sessions imposes inconvenience on the students. It also restricts the geographic locations of the student body that can benefit from this program. This was the case with the Electrical/Mechanical Engineering Technology program at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). To overcome this issue, RIT has effectively utilized the web, multimedia techniques and simulation tools to bring the laboratory experience to DL students on demand. This paper discusses the stages in the evolution of a DL course and how a hands-on laboratory course is being successfully offered over the Internet, benefiting students far and wide.
Description: ©2004 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE."Distance delivery of a laboratory based controls for manufacturing automation course - A Success story," 34th Annual Frontiers in Education. Held in Savannah Georgia: 20-23 October 2004
Record URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1850/8373
Date: 2004

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