A Virtual PLC Environment for Assisting Automation Teaching and Learning

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In this paper, a virtual PLC environment aiming at assisting automation teaching, learning and e-learning is proposed and discussed. The main contributions are a virtual PLC environment propped on a local and remote applications, along with the comparison of two teaching and learning methodologies, one local, while the other offers a remote interaction with the system. The proposed framework fits in the emerging technologies on the Internet of Everything, having the potential of promoting the integration and communication of virtual and real systems.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12-24
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal Of Interactive Mobile Technologies (Ijim)
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Automation
  • Control
  • E-learning
  • Programmable logic controller
  • Remote laboratory
  • Structured text language


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