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Developing a Remote Laboratory for Supporting Creative Learning

, , , Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Technology, Japan ; , National Institute of Multimedia Education, Japan ; , Polytechnic University of Japan, Japan

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-48-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


Web-based Learning using the Internet has recently become popular in engineering education. Yet, there are very few Internet-based systems that seem to promote learners' creativity in machining/manufacturing, engineering experimentation or development. The authors developed a novel Web-based remote design laboratory involving the rotor of a variable reluctance stepping motor. The remote learner designs the rotor, which is then machined by a modeling machine in the laboratory. The server-side instructor installs the rotor on the stator and conducts a trial run, which is viewed by the remote learner via internet video. Trial experiments demonstrate that the remote laboratory facilitates the learner's understanding of the variable reluctance stepping motor's mechanisms.


Kikuchi, T., Yanagisawa, H., Fukuda, S., Nagaoka, K. & Kenjo, T. (2003). Developing a Remote Laboratory for Supporting Creative Learning. In D. Lassner & C. McNaught (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2003--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 807-810). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 21, 2019 from .



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