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Managing Hands-on Electrical and Computer Engineering Labs during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • Experiences in managing hands-on laboratory activ-ities across five different Electrical and Computer Engineering courses or subjects in three different Australian universities during the COVID-19 pandemic are presented. With different financial, logistical and other resource constraints and lock down conditions in different state jurisdictions, a multitude of approaches were used which included: at-home labs with hardware kits posted by teaching coordinators or acquired directly from suppliers by students; remote tutor interactions; remote test-bed; remote and cloud-based assessments; and remotely accessed and manipulated lab equipment. This paper aims to share experience in maintaining hands-on learning objectives intact during mostly online teaching while providing lessons learnt and qualitative comparisons among different approaches utilised.

Publication Date


  • 2021

Citation


  • Wijenayake, C., D'souza, M., Khatamianfar, A., Bialkowski, K., Ros, M., & Sutton, P. (2021). Managing Hands-on Electrical and Computer Engineering Labs during the COVID-19 Pandemic. In TALE 2021 - IEEE International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Education, Proceedings (pp. 1051-1056). doi:10.1109/TALE52509.2021.9678716

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85125936397

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 1051

End Page


  • 1056

Abstract


  • Experiences in managing hands-on laboratory activ-ities across five different Electrical and Computer Engineering courses or subjects in three different Australian universities during the COVID-19 pandemic are presented. With different financial, logistical and other resource constraints and lock down conditions in different state jurisdictions, a multitude of approaches were used which included: at-home labs with hardware kits posted by teaching coordinators or acquired directly from suppliers by students; remote tutor interactions; remote test-bed; remote and cloud-based assessments; and remotely accessed and manipulated lab equipment. This paper aims to share experience in maintaining hands-on learning objectives intact during mostly online teaching while providing lessons learnt and qualitative comparisons among different approaches utilised.

Publication Date


  • 2021

Citation


  • Wijenayake, C., D'souza, M., Khatamianfar, A., Bialkowski, K., Ros, M., & Sutton, P. (2021). Managing Hands-on Electrical and Computer Engineering Labs during the COVID-19 Pandemic. In TALE 2021 - IEEE International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Education, Proceedings (pp. 1051-1056). doi:10.1109/TALE52509.2021.9678716

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85125936397

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 1051

End Page


  • 1056