Abstract—Premier Institutes of technical education in India
are currently involved in the development of virtual
laboratories in almost all the engineering disciplines. These
labs shall provide a platform for the students to conduct
experiments in a virtual environment and enhance their
capabilities. Extensive field trials are carried out. The study
presents an analysis of feedback received on effectiveness of
Virtual lab on Mechatronics. The results indicate that virtual
experiments scale-up conceptual understanding and discovery
based learning, unlike verification based conventional
experiments. A properly designed virtual experiment of any
category, with standard content, demonstration methodology
and proper evaluation strategy can even replace real time
Index Terms—Distance learning, field trials, ICT, simulation, virtual labs.
Tanuja Sheorey is with PDPM Indian Institute of Technology, India (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Tanuja Sheorey, "Empirical Evidence of Relationship between Virtual Lab Development and Students Learning through Field Trials on Vlab on Mechatronics," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 97-102, 2014.