An Alternate Learning Approach for Destructive Testing in Civil Engineering - Benefits from Remote Laboratory Experimentation

Xuemei Liu, Nannan Zong, Manicka Dhanasekar

Abstract

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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Liu X., Zong N. and Dhanasekar M. (2014). An Alternate Learning Approach for Destructive Testing in Civil Engineering - Benefits from Remote Laboratory Experimentation . In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-021-5, pages 275-279. DOI: 10.5220/0004945002750279


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@conference{csedu14,
author={Xuemei Liu and Nannan Zong and Manicka Dhanasekar},
title={An Alternate Learning Approach for Destructive Testing in Civil Engineering - Benefits from Remote Laboratory Experimentation},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},
year={2014},
pages={275-279},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004945002750279},
isbn={978-989-758-021-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
TI - An Alternate Learning Approach for Destructive Testing in Civil Engineering - Benefits from Remote Laboratory Experimentation
SN - 978-989-758-021-5
AU - Liu X.
AU - Zong N.
AU - Dhanasekar M.
PY - 2014
SP - 275
EP - 279
DO - 10.5220/0004945002750279