Proposal Title

Enhancement of Delivery of Instructions Utilizing Web Published Virtual Instruments

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Track

Research Project / Teaching with Technology

Proposal Abstract

In this presentation the utility of specially prepared Virtual Instruments published as HTML files is documented and discussed. The developed “Virtual Instruments” can be used to complement the classroom instructions and extend the reach of engineering educators in more effectively conducting laboratory and field experimentation. Construction of this type of modules is possible through using the web publishing tool available in a powerful software package called LabVIEW. The Virtual Instruments (VIs) created as web documents can be placed on a web-server and made available to users at remote locations. These files can enhance the collaborations and interactions among individuals at these stations. For example, the VIs created for a course can be accessed and executed by multiple instructors delivering other sections of the course at various physical locations on and off campus. The development of two sample VIs created as web documents, for an undergraduate and a graduate engineering course are included and discussed in the presentation to clearly illustrate the power and utility of this type of Virtual Instruments. Provided in the presentation is also the student assessment results for utilizing these modules in teaching two sections of an undergraduate course delivered in fall 2014 at Georgia Southern University.

Session Format

Poster Session

Location

Room 113

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Mar 30th, 4:00 PM Mar 30th, 5:00 PM

Enhancement of Delivery of Instructions Utilizing Web Published Virtual Instruments

Room 113

In this presentation the utility of specially prepared Virtual Instruments published as HTML files is documented and discussed. The developed “Virtual Instruments” can be used to complement the classroom instructions and extend the reach of engineering educators in more effectively conducting laboratory and field experimentation. Construction of this type of modules is possible through using the web publishing tool available in a powerful software package called LabVIEW. The Virtual Instruments (VIs) created as web documents can be placed on a web-server and made available to users at remote locations. These files can enhance the collaborations and interactions among individuals at these stations. For example, the VIs created for a course can be accessed and executed by multiple instructors delivering other sections of the course at various physical locations on and off campus. The development of two sample VIs created as web documents, for an undergraduate and a graduate engineering course are included and discussed in the presentation to clearly illustrate the power and utility of this type of Virtual Instruments. Provided in the presentation is also the student assessment results for utilizing these modules in teaching two sections of an undergraduate course delivered in fall 2014 at Georgia Southern University.