Multiprog virtual laboratory applied to PLC programming learning

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Abstract

This study develops a Multiprog virtual laboratory for a mechatronics education designed to teach how to programme a programmable logic controller (PLC). The study was carried out with 34 students in the Department of Industry Education and Technology at National Changhua University of Education in Taiwan. In total, 17 students were assigned to each group, experimental and control. Two laboratory exercises were designed to provide students with experience in PLC programming. The results show that the experiments supported by Multiprog virtual laboratory user-friendly control interfaces generate positive meaningful results in regard to students' knowledge and understanding of the material.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)573-583
Number of pages11
JournalEuropean Journal of Engineering Education
Volume35
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Sep 20

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  • Engineering(all)

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