Development of a Remote Laboratory Infrastructure and LMS for Mechatronics Distance Education
Ayça Ak 1 * , Vedat Topuz 1, Aysun Altıkardeş 1, Bekir Oral 1
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1 Marmara University, Vocational School of Technical Sciences, Istanbul, TURKEY
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Abstract

The problem in schools with mechatronics programs is not only their low student capacity but also their theoretical-content-dominated curricula. However, the manufacturing industry needs highly-talented technical personnel with a lot of practice in this field. E-Learning Education for Mechatronics Remote Laboratory, EDUMEC, offers practical-content-dominated courses over the Internet. The situations and expectations of the target groups were designated using surveys to constitute the educational concepts for the e-mechatronics program and experiments. The target groups are students in vocational schools or engineering classes; engineers or technicians who have completed formal education in mechanical engineering, electrical/electronic engineering, or other technical fields; employers; and teachers. For training, a special multi-lingual e-learning platform has been built in a user-friendly environment with a Learning Management System (LMS). This paper presents the design and implementation of the remote laboratory and LMS. In addition, evaluations by the students who participated in the training are presented.

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Article Type: Research Article

https://doi.org/10.29333/ejmste/89947

EURASIA J Math Sci Tech Ed, 2018 - Volume 14 Issue 6, pp. 2493-2508

Publication date: 15 Apr 2018

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