Laboratory based courses in distance learning settings

Michael Khader, William Barnes

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Abstract

Offering laboratory-based courses in distance learning environment presents a set of difficulties. First, in the asynchronous distance learning settings (mainly video tapes and self paced learning) students may not have access to a laboratory and may have to rely on simulation tools, leaving a lot to be desired in regard to the laboratory hands-on experience. Second, in a synchronous distance learning settings (in which two or more sections of a class convene at geographically separated sites with one instructor supervising the multiple sites simultaneously) laboratory equipment would need to be duplicated at all sites. Further more, keeping students - in the synchronous setting - at the remote sites interested presents another level of difficulty that needs to be resolved. In this paper we present solutions that will help alleviate these problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-58
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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