Insights on Using WALC Platform as a Learning Tool

C.P. Le, F. Soares, S. Costas

Abstract


WALC (Web Assisted Laboratory for Control engineering on-line education) platform was developed by a multidisciplinary team of university researchers. WALC is a configurable platform on Automation, Process Control and Numerical Methods subjects, enabling the on-line access to virtual and remote laboratories. Special emphasis was given to remotely access the platform, making WALC an educational tool. It is well known that students have different levels of motivation and different attitudes towards teaching and learning. Configurable learning environments play, then, a relevant role. Following this trend, using advances in technology, WALC is a platform in fast adaptation to new study methods. In order to understand the students┬┤ response, questionnaire results were analyzed and discussed.


Keywords


Remote and Virtual Laboratories; Students perceptions; Web based learning

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International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy. eISSN: 2192-4880
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