Application and user perceptions of using the WebLab-Deusto-PLD in technical education


The paper shows the results of an integration of the remote laboratory WebLab-Deusto-PLD at the "Programmable Logic" course of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Deusto (Spain). Presented herein is a technical overview of the laboratory, a description of access to it, and an analysis of the user experience derived from conducted surveys since 2004. The surveys' analysis shows a correlation between two advantages of the remote experimentation: efficiency/usefulness and immersion/control. The prospective work includes an improving the WebLab-Deusto usability, an extension of the capabilities of the overall system and further its implementation in curricula.