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A Destillation Telelaboratory for Distance CAPE Education

Author(s):

Z. Nagy, L. Simon, M. Cristea, L. Agachi, L. Jimenez, W. Schaufelberger
Conference/Journal:

WFEO/ASEE e-Conference
Abstract:

The present changing world leads to a new century in which chemical engineers should face unforeseen challenges. New capacities and proficiency do not grow spontaneously in the students but require training. In particular, the advances in information technologies have induced a fundamental change in both, contents and methods of the teaching+learning process. Education researchers involved at every level and in every discipline have developed new methods, tools and environments for instruction. The educational use of computers has advanced beyond word processing and numerical calculations to include integrated data acquisition and analysis, intelligent tutorials, interactive video and virtual instrumentation. Novel methods in Computer Aided Process Engineering (CAPE) education make extensive use of all the aforementioned techniques to achieve efficient education [1,2]. In order to expand their knowledge, students must access different sources of information throughout different approaches. Since course notes had a low long-time efficiency, measurements, simulations and illustrations contribute to the teaching+learning process, we consider “learning by doing” as a fundamental part of engineering education. However, it demands great resources. Designing and constructing state-of-the-art experiments is time-consuming and requires money and effort. Sharing experiments locally and remotely allows unique laboratory equipment to be utilized more efficiently, brings down the cost per student, and makes more experiments available to students. The application described in this work presents a method of usage and exploitation of the facilities given by the computer and the Internet.

Year:

2003
Type of Publication:

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% Autogenerated BibTeX entry
@InProceedings { NagEtal:2003:IFA_398,
    author={Z. Nagy and L. Simon and M. Cristea and L. Agachi and L. Jimenez and W.
	  Schaufelberger},
    title={{A Destillation Telelaboratory for Distance CAPE Education}},
    booktitle={WFEO/ASEE e-Conference},
    pages={},
    year={2003},
    address={},
    url={http://control.ee.ethz.ch/index.cgi?page=publications;action=details;id=398}
}
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