Using Online Remote Laboratory in Agriculture Engineering and Electronic Training

Abdelmoula Abouhilal, Amine Moulay Taj, Naima Taifi, Abdessamad Malaoui

Abstract


Practical manipulations are a core part of engineering training education systems. Remote labs are a new method used for teaching and practicing experimental manipulation using the performance of information and communication technologies. This paper presents a study of two remote labs architecture using low cost embedded systems that could be addressed to the 3rd year bachelor degree students on renewable energy and others on electronics courses. The first manipulation is based on Arduino microcontroller to monitor an irrigation system powered by photovoltaic panels. In addition, the second manipulation uses a powerful PcDuino, to control remotely a logic electronic experience. A simple interface is developed to allow students and instructors to access to these manipulations. This study is aimed to improve the present education systems in the Moroccan universities by managing the practical manipulation for a large number of students, especially in the open-access faculties. Finally, this architecture can be easily extended to other disciplines and courses.


Keywords


Remote labs; embedded systems; pcduino; online manipulation; e-learning

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