Remote implementation of microcomputers laboratory practices: A case study

W. K. Wong, Filbert H. Juwono, W. N. Loh

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In the current pandemic era of COVID-19, almost all higher learning institutions had been forced to undergo abrupt transformation of instructional delivery mode, from faceto- face to online distance learning, within a short period of time. While lectures and tutorials can be easily carried out online using existing teleconferencing software, conducting a virtual laboratory class still remains a challenge. In addition, many academic institutions found it financially challenging to implement remote laboratory systems in such economically difficult times. Therefore, a low-cost remote laboratory experiment was implemented in unit CMPE2003 Microcomputers, at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Curtin University Malaysia. Although this paper does not claim to be the first to introduce such an implementation, it aims to identify and present some key issues concerning running remote laboratory activities without the use of any advanced tools. Also, in this case study, a survey was conducted to evaluate students’ level of satisfaction regarding aspects pertaining to their learning experience on the remote laboratory.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 6th International Conference on e-Learning, ICEL 2020
PublisherAcademic Conferences and Publishing International Limited
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781665415507
Publication statusPublished - 6 Dec 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event6th International Conference on e-Learning, ICEL 2020 - Sakheer, Bahrain
Duration: 6 Dec 20207 Dec 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on e-Learning, ICEL
ISSN (Print)2048-8882
ISSN (Electronic)2048-8890


Conference6th International Conference on e-Learning, ICEL 2020


  • Distance learning
  • Online learning
  • Remote laboratory


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