Architectures and Design Methodologies for Scalable and Sustainable Remote Laboratory Infrastructures

J. Lane Thames, Randal Abler, Andrew C. Hyder, Robert D. Wellman Jr., Dirk Schaefer

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With the increasing demand for distance learning opportunities in the higher education sector, there is
an ever-growing need for the design and deployment of remote laboratories, especially for engineering,
science, and technology curricula. In order to accommodate the offering of entire degrees for distance
learning students whose curricula require remote laboratories, scalable information technology infrastructures
that support the large scale use and deployment of these remote laboratories must exist. This
chapter provides a discussion of architectures and design methodologies using technology such as command
and control communications, Web 2.0, and cloud computing, which provide a scalable, manageable,
and sustainable technological infrastructure-basis for large scale remote laboratory deployment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternet Accessible Remote Laboratories: Scalable E-Learning Tools for Engineering and Science Disciplines
Editors Azad, Auer, Judson
PublisherIGI Global
ISBN (Print)978-1-61350-186-3
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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