Current and Future Developments in Remote Laboratory NetLab

Ming Teng, Hugh Considine, Zorica Nedic, Andrew Nafalski


In this paper we report on current and future developments in the remote laboratory NetLab. After a short review of real, virtual and remote laboratories, NetLab – a remote laboratory created and operated at the University of South Australia since 2002, is introduced. Experiments conducted in 2015 using real laboratory and NetLab are presented and student feedback on those reported. Increasingly, both academics and students accept that properly structured, documented and supported remote laboratories constitute a valid complementation to and/or replacement of real laboratories. To increase the students’ learning support in remote laboratories a development of an intelligent tutoring system based on the learning analytics is proposed and outlined in this paper.


remote laboratories; student feedback; student collaboration; learning analytics; intelligent tutoring system

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International Journal of Online and Biomedical Engineering (iJOE) – eISSN: 2626-8493
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