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Remote experiment

A remote experiment is a real experiment with real laboratory instruments and equipment that can be controlled by a computer through the internet.[1][2] One or more remote experiments are accessible in remote laboratory.[3]

Remotely controlled experiments have become a widespread tool for teaching physics at the university level of education. When executing remote experiments the remote users can change system parameters, observe results in graphical form and/or by video transmission from webcam, and download the experimental results. Sometimes a booking system is available for remote experiments that allows the users to book time for access of remote experiment in advance.[4] User operates remote experiment via graphical user interface. Remote experiments are positively evaluated by the learners.[5]


  • Advantages of remote experiments 1
  • Users of remote experiments 2
  • References 3
  • See also 4
  • External links 5

Advantages of remote experiments

When compared to simulations in virtual laboratories and to experiments in the traditional laboratories, remotely controlled experiments have following advantages:

  • remote experiments can be carried out from anywhere in the world;
  • no time restriction since experiments are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week;
  • overcoming problems with limited laboratory capacity for numerous students;[6]
  • safe and secure operation of equipment without danger of user's injury;
  • remote experiments can be shared between education institutions as for example in labshare initiative.

Users of remote experiments

Remote experiments are a powerful technology which can be implemented in distance education to provide the learner hands-on experience. Remote experiments can be especially valuable for some groups of users:

  • learners with physical disabilities, who cannot intend traditional laboratory exercises;
  • part-time students, who cannot intend traditional laboratory exercises;
  • learners who are undergoing continued education (Lifelong learning) and have to integrate learning activities into their everyday schedule.


  1. ^ G. Tzafestas, Spyros (2009). Web-based control and robotics education. Dordrect: Springer.  
  2. ^ Thomsen, C.; H. Scheel; S. Morgner. "Remote Lab Experiments: Opening Possibilities for Distance Learning in Engineering Fields". Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Kozil, Tomaš; Marek Šimon (September 2012). "Preparing and managing the remote experiment in education". 15th International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning (ICL). 
  4. ^ Gallardo, Alberto; Thomas Richter; Peter Debicki; Luis Bellido; Verónica Mateos; Víctor Villagrá (April 2011). "A Rig Booking System for On-Line Laboratories". Retrieved 15 May 2013. 
  5. ^ Herrera, Oriel A.; Gustavo R. Alves; David Fuller; Roberto G. Aldunate. "Remote experiments in experimental physics". Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  6. ^ Khachadorian, Sevak; Harald Scheel; Pieter de Vries; Christian Thomsen (October 2008). "A practical approach for managing online remote experiments". European Journal of Engineering Education. pp. 1–14. Retrieved 15 May 2013. 

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