Volume 2017, Issue 1
  • E-ISSN: 2310-516X


Remote laboratory system has been used in engineering education over a decade. To offer a collaborative learning platform for students’ learning, a Wiki-based remote laboratory platform was developed successfully. The effectiveness of the collaborative learning platform was verified by implementing a new remote PID (proportional–integral–derivative) controller experiment based on the Wiki-based remote laboratory platform. This remote experiment aims to offer students hands-on experience to demonstrate the characteristics of proportional, proportional–integral, proportional–derivative and PID controllers and visualize the process of remote tuning. This paper presents the integration of a new remote experiment into an existing mechanical engineering course at the University of Houston. With the help of this remote experiment, students can study the control knowledge actively instead of passively. Moreover, the systematic integration of the Wiki-based remote laboratory platform into laboratory courses reinforces the delivery of content to students with dissimilar learning styles, thus improving students’ success.


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