Benefits of using remote labs in intelligent control teaching

Alberto Cardoso, Paulo Gil, Diana Urbano, Luís Brito Palma

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The use of remote and virtual labs in teaching and learning activities can be very useful in different high education courses, especially in engineering courses. This paper presents the use of a remote experiment in a laboratory work of Intelligent Control subject of an engineering course. A remote lab system can represent an important tool to be used in practical classes, complementing the experiments in the lab and contributing to the enhancement of the students’ experimental skills. For this purposes, a remote setup was considered to provide the interaction with the remote lab through the Internet, where students can visualize the lab using a Web camera and observe data in real time from the remote system and download it. Different type of experiments can be accomplished using this setup. This work includes some preliminary results about the assessment of the use of the remote lab by students of an engineering subject. The results are encouraging to continue to use this kind of online experimentation resource for teaching activities in different areas of engineering courses.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTeaching and Learning in a Digital World - Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-73204-6
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-73203-9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Event20th International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning, ICL 2017 - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 27 Sep 201729 Sep 2017

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
ISSN (Print)2194-5357


Conference20th International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning, ICL 2017


  • Assessment
  • Intelligent control
  • Online experimentation
  • Remote laboratories
  • Teaching


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