A Virtual PLC Environment for Assisting Automation Teaching and Learning

Luis Brito Palma, V. Brito, João Rosas, Paulo Gil


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.


Remote laboratory; automation; control; e-learning; programmable logic controller; structured text language

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International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM) – eISSN: 1865-7923
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