At the 2017 Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, I published the results of a comparison of lab kits using the control systems laboratory framework (CSLF) that I published earlier this year in the IEEE Transactions on Education. The paper also includes a suggested process for using the CSLF in new laboratory development (see photo above). The full paper can be accessed in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.
Read more: Applying a common framework to develop undergraduate control systems laboratory kits
At the 2017 Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, I published a paper about teaching assistants (TAs). The observations about the influence of TAs in the laboratory emerged from the laboratory equipment study that I conducted during my dissertation. Based on student comments during the original study, the TAs had an impact on the learning environment in the laboratory. The full paper can be accessed in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.
Read more: The influence of teaching assistants in an undergraduate engineering laboratory course
During my dissertation, I surveyed control systems faculty, laboratory staff, and industry professionals to determine common aspects of undergraduate control systems instructional laboratories. Through two different survey techniques, I defined the most common learning objectives, concepts, and components of a laboratory apparatus. The results of this study were recently published in IEEE Transactions on Education. The full paper can be downloaded from IEEE Explore.
Read more: Common Learning Objectives for Undergraduate Control Systems Instructional Laboratories
The MATLAB and Simulink files for my motor control lab kit is available on GitHub.
The instructions for experiments using my motor control lab kit is available on GitHub.