Enhancing virtual and remote labs to perform automatic evaluation

G. Farias, F. Gomez-Estern, L. De La Torre, D. Muñoz De La Peña, C. Sánchez, S. Dormido

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Virtual and remote laboratories are increasingly popular as learning tools in engineering education. The laboratories can help students to understand practical and theoretical concepts in a more human-readable way. It's common to ask students a report done by following a set of activities to be performed with the laboratories. Instructors can assess each student according to the report. However, the process of evaluation could require a great effort. This could be even worse if the correct answers are not unique, such as the PID parameters that stabilize a system. Here's where automatic evaluation comes in handy. Automatic evaluation can reduce the effort needed to assess student's report. This article describes an approach to add automatic evaluation to virtual and remote laboratories by using the server application Goodle, which actually performs the evaluation, and the Java package AEE, which adds this feature to the laboratories built with the authoring tool Easy Java Simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication9th IFAC Symposium on Advances in Control Education, ACE 2012 - Final Program and Book of Abstracts
PublisherIFAC Secretariat
Number of pages6
Edition11 PART 1
ISBN (Print)9783902823014
StatePublished - 2012
Event9th IFAC Symposium on Advances in Control Education, ACE 2012 - Nizhny Novgorod, Russian Federation
Duration: 19 Jun 201221 Jun 2012

Publication series

NameIFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline)
Number11 PART 1
ISSN (Print)1474-6670


Conference9th IFAC Symposium on Advances in Control Education, ACE 2012
Country/TerritoryRussian Federation
CityNizhny Novgorod


  • E-learning in control engineering
  • Teaching aids for control engineering
  • Virtual and remote labs


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