Dr. Dogan Ibrahim is the Head of the
Department of Computer Engineering at the Near EastUniversity, Nicosia, Cyprus.
His research interests include automatic control, microprocessor based design,
Web-based education, distant education, and engineering education. Dogan is the
author of over 40 technical books on microprocessors, microcontrollers, and related
topics. He is also the author of nearly two hundred technical papers published
in various technical journals, magazines, and presented at conferences and
seminars. Dr. Dogan Ibrahim has successfully supervised many Masters Theses on various
computer related topics at the Near
Simulations can be effective ways to teach some aspects of science and engineering topics, but
they have their limits. In particular, they only provide theoretical results and the learners may
think of them as “make believe.” Lab work is still important in technical education, even though
difficult when the students are distant. Here is one university's answer to this challenge.