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dc.contributor.authorLal, Sulakshana
dc.contributor.authorLucey, Tony
dc.contributor.authorLindsay, E
dc.contributor.authorTreagust, David
dc.contributor.authorLong, J.M.
dc.contributor.authorMocerino, Mauro
dc.contributor.authorZadnik, Marjan
dc.identifier.citationLal, S. and Lucey, A.D. and Lindsay, E.D. and Treagust, D.F. and Long, J.M. and Mocerino, M. and Zadnik, M.G. 2020. Student perceptions of instruction sheets in face-to-face and remotely-operated engineering laboratory learning. European Journal of Engineering Education. 45 (4): pp. 491-515.

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The laboratory instruction sheet (sometimes called a laboratory manual), together with the equipment used by students, is an essential resource for laboratory work. It has a direct influence over all the interactions that can occur in the laboratory activity, of which student-equipment is the only common synchronous interaction in both face-to-face and remote-access laboratories. This article offers a student perspective on the function, utility, and importance of laboratory instruction sheets in Engineering along with their preferred design for both face-to-face and remote modes. Both qualitative and quantitative investigations were made for studying students’ perceptions. The laboratory sheet was found to be a contributing factor to student satisfaction for student-equipment interactions in face-to-face laboratories and important to students’ experience in remote-access laboratories in giving them a feel of operating real equipment. Further important findings include the need for the instruction sheet to meet different content requirements and emphases that depend upon the laboratory mode and different levels of student academic achievement.

dc.publisherTaylor and Francis
dc.titleStudent perceptions of instruction sheets in face-to-face and remotely-operated engineering laboratory learning
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleEuropean Journal of Engineering Education

This is an accepted manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in European Journal of Engineering Education on 27/08/2019 available online at

curtin.departmentSchool of Civil and Mechanical Engineering
curtin.departmentSchool of Education
curtin.departmentSchool of Molecular and Life Sciences (MLS)
curtin.departmentSchool of Electrical Engineering, Computing and Mathematical Sciences (EECMS)
curtin.accessStatusOpen access
curtin.facultyFaculty of Science and Engineering
curtin.facultyFaculty of Humanities
curtin.contributor.orcidTreagust, David [0000-0001-5340-0970]
curtin.contributor.orcidMocerino, Mauro [0000-0001-9514-7846]
curtin.contributor.orcidLal, Sulakshana [0000-0001-7892-1190]
curtin.contributor.researcheridMocerino, Mauro [B-2793-2011]
curtin.contributor.scopusauthoridLucey, Tony [6602847361]
curtin.contributor.scopusauthoridTreagust, David [7004595538]
curtin.contributor.scopusauthoridMocerino, Mauro [6603180005]
curtin.contributor.scopusauthoridZadnik, Marjan [6602558055]

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