Virtual Labs for Electronics Engineering using Cloud Computing

Debabrata Bagchi,  Kapil Kaushik,  Bhanu Kapoor
Sparsha Learning Technologies


Abstract

Last year at the conference, we presented a concept of virtual learning system in the context of electronics engineering education. This leaning system models the circuits as well as the instruments that are typically used in the labs to allow students to carry out the experiments in a virtual environment. We have extended the concept further to allow students to carry out the experiments on the web-browsers and devices of their choice. The simulations themselves are carried out utilizing cloud computing infrastructure such as those provided by Amazon and Microsoft while the use focuses on putting the experiments. We are underscoring the importance of practice in the learning process.