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Tele-Robotics For Online Networking and Telecommunications Courses

, University of Florida, United States ; , University of west Florida, United States

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Tampere, Finland ISBN 978-1-939797-08-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


Online students often miss the experience of hands-on laboratory activities which are crucial for science courses. To address this issue we have developed an infrastructure which uses tele-robotics to provide laboratory experiences to students enrolled in networking and tele-communication courses. The unique aspect of this experiment is that these are not virtual labs, but these are labs in which physical robots are situated and students can manipulate these robots through a web interface using various principles of networking. Students responses to this experiment have been very positive and revealed that they have achieved the learning outcomes for each of these labs in a very decisive manner.


Whiteside, A. & Prayaga, L. (2014). Tele-Robotics For Online Networking and Telecommunications Courses. In J. Viteli & M. Leikomaa (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2014--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 2537-2540). Tampere, Finland: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 24, 2019 from .

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