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ERIC Number: ED514940
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Systematic Literature Review Protocol: Teaching Novices Programming Using Robots
Major, Louis
Online Submission
Teaching computer programming to novices is a difficult task due to the complex nature of the subject, as negative stereotypes are associated with programming and because introductory programming courses often fail to encourage student understanding. This Protocol outlines the plan that is to be followed in order to investigate the effectiveness of using robots as tools to aid the process of teaching programming. Such a study will help to determine whether the use of robotic technology can help to overcome current barriers which novice programmers face and whether there is scope for future research activities to explore such an area. The Systematic Literature Review (SLR) methodology has been selected in order to achieve these objectives. Nine electronic databases and the proceedings from six conferences and two journals will be searched for literature relevant to the study. The SLR is a trustworthy, rigorous and auditable tool and is one that allows for existing evidence to be collected and summarised while identifying gaps in current research. This Protocol describes the plan that is to be followed in order to ensure the successful implementation of the SLR. The Protocol is split into sections that report on the research questions to be addressed, the search strategy to be implemented, details of how literature will be selected for inclusion in the review, the criteria for study quality assessment, discussion on methods of data extraction and analysis of potential limitations that may impact the study. As no past SLR has been found to examine the use of robots in such a context the study that will follow this Protocol will be the first of its kind. It is intended that this Protocol can be used as a resource for researchers who are looking to perform a SLR in a related education field. Moreover, the Protocol will act as a source of reference once the SLR has been completed and disseminated. Appended is a Study Quality Assessment Form.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A