Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/612567
Title:
ROBOTIC LABORATORY FOR DISTANCE EDUCATION
Author:
Bergsma, Ryan Kenneth; Gigliotti, Kade; Appleby, Scott; Walker, Kyle; Hefferan, Timmy; Luciano, Sarah
Issue Date:
2016
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Distance education is a growing trend in today’s society. One component, however, that has not been able to be translated well to online learning is the physical experience of a laboratory experiment. Our particular project was to motorize a preexisting optical engineering laboratory experiment so that it could be performed remotely over the Internet anywhere in the world. We engineered this with the goal of providing as much of an in-­‐lab experience as possible hopefully demonstrating the viability of this concept as an educational tool. Ultimately, the project does demonstrate that it is possible to translate physical laboratories to online experiences where the critical concepts of the lab are still effectively learned through the manipulation of a limited selection of the hardware components. However, as a supplement to distance students’ restricted curriculum, this system can be an invaluable learning tool. In the future, this system could be scaled to incorporate more laboratory experiments with the ultimate goal of creating a fully online curriculum.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.
Degree Level:
Bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Systems Engineering
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Pine, Gerald

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleROBOTIC LABORATORY FOR DISTANCE EDUCATIONen_US
dc.creatorBergsma, Ryan Kennethen
dc.creatorGigliotti, Kadeen
dc.creatorAppleby, Scotten
dc.creatorWalker, Kyleen
dc.creatorHefferan, Timmyen
dc.creatorLuciano, Sarahen
dc.contributor.authorBergsma, Ryan Kennethen
dc.contributor.authorGigliotti, Kadeen
dc.contributor.authorAppleby, Scotten
dc.contributor.authorWalker, Kyleen
dc.contributor.authorHefferan, Timmyen
dc.contributor.authorLuciano, Sarahen
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractDistance education is a growing trend in today’s society. One component, however, that has not been able to be translated well to online learning is the physical experience of a laboratory experiment. Our particular project was to motorize a preexisting optical engineering laboratory experiment so that it could be performed remotely over the Internet anywhere in the world. We engineered this with the goal of providing as much of an in-­‐lab experience as possible hopefully demonstrating the viability of this concept as an educational tool. Ultimately, the project does demonstrate that it is possible to translate physical laboratories to online experiences where the critical concepts of the lab are still effectively learned through the manipulation of a limited selection of the hardware components. However, as a supplement to distance students’ restricted curriculum, this system can be an invaluable learning tool. In the future, this system could be scaled to incorporate more laboratory experiments with the ultimate goal of creating a fully online curriculum.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.nameB.S.en
thesis.degree.levelBachelorsen
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineSystems Engineeringen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorPine, Geralden
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