On-line education is utilized extensively and has been found to be effective in a multitude of subject areas, including engineering education. However, for on-line education to be fully effective in engineering education, a means must be developed to provide on-line students with laboratory experiences that achieve the same learning outcomes as face-to-face laboratories. To address this need, a pilot computer program, Project VELVET (Virtual Electronics Laboratory for Visualized Education and Training), for a virtual electronics laboratory is being developed. VELVET operates on Windows-based computers in a real-time environment. It presents to its user a virtual breadboard into which components may be inserted. A dc power supply and a signal generator are available to supply energy and signals to circuits, and measurements may be made with a virtual millimeters and a virtual oscilloscope. The algorithm and sample screen images of the program are presented in this thesis.
Date of publication
Subramanyam, Sreelatha Aihloor, "Virtual Electronics Laboratory for Visualized Education and Training" (2015). Electrical Engineering Theses. Paper 29.