The course is usually set in the Physical Computing Lab, where students can freely work and directly access the facility’s wide selection of electronic components. Due to remote conditions, however, most students attend class with a setup consisting of a desk, a laptop or computer, and their course kit.
1. Student exploration is limited to the components found in their course kit.
2. Detailed learning about components are reliant on the instructor and/or unstructured online resources.
3. Remote learning isolates and individualizes the student experience of a traditionally collaborative subject.