Virtual and Remote Industrial Laboratory: Integration in Learning Management Systems


During the last few decades, many industrial remote and virtual laboratories have been designed and implemented at different universities and schools with the goal of providing online experiments that are remotely available to their students from anywhere and at any time. Research into virtual and remote laboratories has shown that the vast majority of these laboratories are built using learning tools and resources that are suited to a specific institution. Thus, different universities implement the software for their particular needs and consume a significant amount of time and energy in the process. This article describes a different approach: the design and implementation of a learning management system (LMS) activity that allows sharing of electronic, control and automation, and electrical remote laboratories from different universities within industrial courses without requiring the teacher to program a single line of code.