Flipping the Remote Lab with Low Cost Rapid Prototyping Technologies

  • J. ChacónEmail author
  • J. Saenz
  • L. de la Torre
  • J. Sánchez
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 22)


This work proposes the idea of flipping the remote lab. A flipped remote lab would consist on requesting students to build a remotely accessible experiment, so that teachers would test the lab in order to evaluate it, instead of creating it themselves. Building a remote lab is a multidisciplinary activity that involves using different skills and which promotes long-life learning and creativity. Also, by assigning this task to work in groups, students would also build up abilities such as teamwork, communication and leadership. Because creating a remote lab is a complex task, the idea is to use the experience acquired during many years of development and use of virtual and remote labs for teaching engineering and physics, to simplify the process and make it manageable for students. Given the current state of the technology, providing students with some guidelines and reference designs should be enough to make feasible for them to develop a remote experiment.


Remote labs Flipped classroom Low cost platforms 



This work was supported in part by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness under projects DPI-2012-31303 and DPI2014-55932-C2-2-R.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Chacón
    • 1
    Email author
  • J. Saenz
    • 1
  • L. de la Torre
    • 1
  • J. Sánchez
    • 1
  1. 1.Universidad Nacional de Eduación a Distancia (UNED)MadridSpain

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