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Abul K.M. Azad:

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ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings



Document Type

Conference Proceeding


It is vital to provide laboratory activities to maximize learning in STEM disciplines. Traditionally, students perform experiments by being present in a laboratory and working with physical systems. However, when considering the financial involvement, manageability, and accessibility, this arrangement is not always effective. Traditional laboratory classes are scheduled only for a set time period. Given the mixed ability level of students, the allocated time is often not enough for all students to complete their tasks effectively and also achieve intended outcome [1, 2]. Sometimes students like to perform additional experiments beyond their assigned tasks. It is usually difficult to accommodate any extra time due to the lack of available resources to keep the laboratories open. Additionally, laboratory facilities are often inaccessible to the students of other departments within the same institution because of their geographical location. At the same time too much laboratory equipment lies idle during most of its usable lifetime. Only a remote experimentation facility can provide cost effective and unlimited access to experiments and maximize the utilization of available resources [3, 4, 5]. Moreover, this will allow inter-laboratory collaboration among universities and research centers by providing research and student groups access to a wide collection of expensive experimental resources at geographically distant locations.

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Department of Engineering Technology