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.

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Fall 12-1-2015

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