Before the pandemic, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals included cutting learning poverty in half by 2030. The COVID-19 pandemic has had severe negative impact on education throughout the world and set back progress toward this goal. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education include laboratory experiences. Engineering and Technology program Accreditation Agencies deem labs critical to an engineer's education and require it in the criteria for international accreditation. While converting traditional instruction to virtual instruction posed a challenge to all, developing countries faced higher constraints of limited bandwidth, connectivity, and household access to technology. Once the access problems are resolved, universities still have the challenge of providing inclusive access to online laboratory experiments, particularly for engineering students. This paper presents current solutions for online Engineering laboratories and proposes an online lab management system and a federated lab model appropriate for developing countries that the Latin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions (LACCEI) is currently developing and piloting.
Control education for societal-scale challenges: A community roadmap
This article focuses on extending, disseminating and interpreting the findings of an IEEE Control Systems Society working group looking at the role of control theory and engineering in solving some of the many current and future societal challenges. The findings are interpreted in a manner designed to give focus and direction to both future education and research work in the general control theory and engineering arena, interpreted in the broadest sense. The paper is intended to promote discussion in the community and also provide a useful starting point for colleagues wishing to re-imagine the design and delivery of control-related topics in our education systems, especially at the tertiary level and beyond.
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