KPU students will have option to operate lab equipment from their homes

December 22, 2016

Kwantlen Polytechnic University students who take Introductory Physics in the Winter 2017 semester will be able to take the lab portion of the course online, reports The Runner. A new KPU initiative will provide students the opportunity to operate lab equipment located at North Island College via a web-based platform, which will reportedly mark the first time such technology has been used in Canada. “The experience in the lab that we want students to have is to see what it’s really like to operate the equipment,” says KPU Physics Professor Takashi Sato. “There’s some quirkiness that comes with physical experiments that, in a simulation, may be kind of smoothed away. We want students to encounter [that quirkiness] so they can learn the skills to overcome that.” The Runner