Here are some Training Boards with Teaching Software for electrical engineering and electronics. They also cover Mechatronic systems, Automation and Embedded Electronics.
hps SystemTechnik - didactic concepts
These are useful for vocational training, academic education and Introduction for Beginners. The PC is required for this Training Material and Boards.
Typ 3851 PIC Controller Board
Universal training system for microcontroller technology, Usually with varying PIC Controllers (16F84A, 16F876A,…), Programming in Assembler, only 35 commands necessaryCommunication with an PC over RS 232 interface, optional over USB interface
These are based on Practical Learning or "Didactic concepts" which means - Experiential learning, that expands to things like Factory or Field Visits, Build with Kits and Boards, Hands on Workshop sessions, Environment of the Science or Technology recreated or simulated in Interactive 3D. Objects, samples and Material that the learner can apply his senses on and perceive. Real Life Project or Problem he can tackle by applying his skills.
The best is of course, Apprentice Learning which has been there for centuries. In the ancient days if the father was a Blacksmith, the son would inherit his skills and job. This was because of unconscious Didactic Training the father gave to the son.