The American Society for Engineering Education 2016 Conference and Expo is considered as North America’s premier event for engineering professors. Emona again participated, exhibiting for the eighteenth time in a row. We find it as a great opportunity to meet existing TIMS users to get their feedback, and also to introduce new additions to Emona-TIMS range.
This year at ASEE, we released two significant upgrades. One is the new, advanced wireless communications experiments in Turbo Coding, a topic which amazed so many experts in the field of error control coding at the time of its introduction. Second upgrade was in the area of fiber optics experiments. This is our add-on for deepening TIMS’ curriculum coverage to cover topics associated with the physics of fibers.
Prior to the conference, there was a large engineering education workshop program. Emona was privileged to be invited to present at the Remote Laboratories workshop, coordinated by the Global Online Laboratory Consortium, GOLC, (http://online-engineering.org)
At this workshop, our Technical Director, Alfred Breznik, presented and demonstrated Emona’s new net*EREL distance learning lab equipment for analog and digital electronics courses, as well as Emona’s well established net*TIMS distance learning hardware for communications systems and signals & systems courses.
The response was positively overwhelming. Both net*EREL and net*TIMS give students access, 24/7, to their university/college hardware experiments. These are real hardware experiments – not simulations- which are controlled by the student, across the internet. So students can complete their labs at any time of day or night, no matter where they are – at home, at the campus, at their place of work.