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Virtual experiments: providing students with a unique online laboratory experience

Virtual experiments: providing students with a unique online laboratory experience
Virtual experiments: providing students with a unique online laboratory experience
This paper details the implementation of a virtual experiment (VE), which reproduces the current/voltage characteristics of a diode at two different temperatures. Unlike a simulation that exploits idealised generated data, the VE concept provides every student with a unique set of data, the quality of which is dependent upon the judgements they make. As such, the exercise is subject to exactly the same limitations as experienced through using the equipment hands-on. The activity serves not as a replacement for a laboratory exercise but to act as an enhancement to the student learning experience and to provide a digitally-based platform with which they can explore their understanding of key fundamental theory.
blended learning, virtual experiments, laboratory
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Vaughan, A S
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Macdonald, A M
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Lewin, P L
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Vaughan, A S, Lewin, P L and Macdonald, A M (2016) Virtual experiments: providing students with a unique online laboratory experience. The Eleventh European Workshop on Microelectronics Education, United Kingdom. 11 - 13 May 2016. pp. 1-4 . (doi:10.1109/EWME.2016.7496476).

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This paper details the implementation of a virtual experiment (VE), which reproduces the current/voltage characteristics of a diode at two different temperatures. Unlike a simulation that exploits idealised generated data, the VE concept provides every student with a unique set of data, the quality of which is dependent upon the judgements they make. As such, the exercise is subject to exactly the same limitations as experienced through using the equipment hands-on. The activity serves not as a replacement for a laboratory exercise but to act as an enhancement to the student learning experience and to provide a digitally-based platform with which they can explore their understanding of key fundamental theory.

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Published date: 11 May 2016
Venue - Dates: The Eleventh European Workshop on Microelectronics Education, United Kingdom, 2016-05-11 - 2016-05-13
Keywords: blended learning, virtual experiments, laboratory
Organisations: EEE

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Local EPrints ID: 405089
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/405089
PURE UUID: cec5ab31-0a05-43c4-b73d-d6802f72f076
ORCID for A S Vaughan: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0535-513X

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Last modified: 17 Dec 2019 01:52

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Author: A S Vaughan ORCID iD
Author: P L Lewin
Author: A M Macdonald

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