An alternate learning approach for destructive testing in civil engineering - Benefits from remote laboratory experimentation

Liu, Xuemei, Zong, Nannan, & Dhanasekar, Manicka (2014) An alternate learning approach for destructive testing in civil engineering - Benefits from remote laboratory experimentation. In Zvacek, Susan, Restivo, Maria Teresa, Uhomoibhi, James, & Helfert, Markus (Eds.) Proceedings of 6th International Conference on Computer Supported Education, SCITEPRESS - Science and Technology Publications, Barcelona, Spain, pp. 275-279.


An alternative learning approach for destructive testing of structural specimens in civil engineering is explored by using a remote laboratory experimentation method. The remote laboratory approach focuses on overcoming the constraints in the hands-on experimentation without compromising the understanding of the students on the concepts and mechanics of reinforced concrete structures. The goal of this study is to evaluate whether or not the remote laboratory experimentation approach can become a standard in civil engineering teaching. The teaching activity using remote-laboratory experimentation is presented here and the outcomes of this activity are outlined. The experience and feedback gathered from this study are used to improve the remote-laboratory experimentation approach in future years to other aspects of civil engineering where destructive testing is essential.

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ID Code: 70246
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Destructive Testing, HERN, Remote Laboratory Experimentation, Alternative Learning Approach, Civil Engineering Education
ISBN: 9789897580215
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > TECHNOLOGY (100000) > COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES (100500) > Computer Communications Networks (100503)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Higher Education (130103)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Please consult the authors.
Deposited On: 30 Apr 2014 22:37
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2015 05:28

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