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Issue No.04 - October-December (2009 vol.2)
pp: 295-303
Nabil Lehlou , University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Nebil Buyurgan , University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Justin R. Chimka , University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
ABSTRACT
Due to the increasing demand for RFID expertise and the existence of a knowledge gap between industry and academia in this domain, work has been stimulated to help spread understanding in this field and bridge the gap between theoretical examinations and industrial practices. Among the encouraged work, there is the Integrated Auto-ID Technology for Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Studies (I-ATMUS) project that involved developing an online learning environment for RFID technology with a remotely controllable laboratory system. Technological resources can now be accessed by learners through the Web technology to apply appropriate configurations to the system, conduct experiments using RFID technology, and perform statistical analysis on the acquired data. The developed educational tool was used by two sets of students, who showed improvements in their confidence, knowledge, and skills.
INDEX TERMS
Remote laboratory, learning environment, online teaching, RFID, hands-on education.
CITATION
Nabil Lehlou, Nebil Buyurgan, Justin R. Chimka, "An Online RFID Laboratory Learning Environment", IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, vol.2, no. 4, pp. 295-303, October-December 2009, doi:10.1109/TLT.2009.32
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