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Frerichs, Saundra Wever; Barker, Bradley; Morgan, Kathy; Patent-Nygren, Megan; Rezac, Micaela – Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, 2012
Geospatial and Robotics Technologies for the 21st Century (GEAR-Tech-21), teaches science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through robotics, global positioning systems (GPS), and geographic information systems (GIS) activities for youth in grades 5-8. Participants use a robotics kit, handheld GPS devices, and GIS technology to…
Descriptors: Robotics, Telecommunications, Multimedia Instruction, Blended Learning
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Aslam, D. M.; Abu-Ageel, A.; Alfatlawi, M.; Varney, M. W.; Thompson, C. M.; Aslam, S. K. – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2014
As inspirations from flora and fauna have led to many advances in modern technology, the concept of drawing ideas from nature for design should be reflected in engineering education. This paper focuses on a maple-seed robotic flier (MRF) with various complexities, a robotic platform modeled after the samaras of maple or ash trees, to teach STEM…
Descriptors: Robotics, Entrepreneurship, Engineering Education, Science Instruction
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Ostashewski, Nathaniel; Moisey, Susan; Reid, Doug – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2011
This report explores the first iteration of a teacher professional development courselet grounded in constructionist theory and activities. This online teacher professional development (oTPD) courselet provided opportunities for teachers to engage in just-in-time, ongoing TPD within a social networking site for educators. The topic of the oTPD was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Networks, Computer Mediated Communication, Web Based Instruction
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Nicholas, Howard; Ng, Wan – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2012
While the ready-made Lego[TM] Robotics kits are popular in schools and are used by students at both primary and secondary year levels, using the Picaxe microcontroller (chip) to create simple electronic devices, including robotic devices is less popular. The latter imposes an additional challenge as a result of the need to construct the universal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Sinatra, Richard; Eschenauer, Robert – Learning Environments Research, 2012
Four-week summer academy programs served homeless children and adults in two contiguous innovative learning programs. The programs may be the first of their kind in the homeless literature in which both adults and children were exposed to career, academic, and leadership opportunities in the supportive learning environment of a university campus,…
Descriptors: Literacy, Summer Programs, Racquet Sports, Leadership Training
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Belghith, K.; Nkambou, R.; Kabanza, F.; Hartman, L. – IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 2012
Roman Tutor is a tutoring system that uses sophisticated domain knowledge to monitor the progress of students and advise them while they are learning how to operate a space telerobotic system. It is intended to help train operators of the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) including astronauts, operators involved in ground-based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Uses in Education, Instructional Materials, Space Exploration
Romero, Juan Suarez – Computers in Libraries, 2010
Public libraries are redefining their roles in order to stay relevant to the needs of the communities they serve. Today, libraries are places where reading meets hands-on learning and where quietness coexists with voices and music. The latest advances in technology for children and teens, specifically, robotics sets and media-rich software, are…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Educational Technology, Best Practices, After School Programs
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Chambers, Joan M.; Carbonaro, Mike – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2003
Within a constructivist philosophy of learning, teachers, as students, are introduced to different perspectives of teaching with robotic technology while immersed in what Papert called a "constructionist" environment. Robotics allows students to creatively explore computer programming, mechanical design and construction, problem solving,…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Teacher Education Programs, Scientific Concepts, Programming
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Anderson, Neil – Education in Rural Australia, 2009
This paper and presentation reviews the collective opinion of key Australian researchers concerning the emerging technologies most likely to have a significant impact on learning and teaching in regional, rural and remote areas. It then draws on the conclusions of the Horizon Report (2008) concerning key ICT drivers likely to influence…
Descriptors: Influence of Technology, Rural Education, Information Technology, Computer Uses in Education
Simkins, Michael – Technology & Learning, 2008
Robots that can learn new behaviors. Robots that can reproduce themselves. Science fiction? Not anymore. Roboticists at Cornell's Computational Synthesis Lab have developed just such engineered creatures that offer interesting implications for education. The team, headed by Hod Lipson, was intrigued by the question, "How can you get robots to be…
Descriptors: Robotics, Research and Development, Technological Advancement, Scientific Research
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Smith, Carol – Journal of Social Work Education, 2008
Many types of technology support caregiving: (1) Assistive devices include medicine dispensers, feeding and bathing machines, clothing with polypropylene fibers that stimulate muscles, intelligent ambulatory walkers for those with both vision and mobility impairment, medication reminders, and safety alarms; (2) Telecare devices ranging from…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Assistive Technology, Caregivers, Accessibility (for Disabled)
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Gray, Kurt; Wegner, Daniel M. – Cognition, 2012
The uncanny valley--the unnerving nature of humanlike robots--is an intriguing idea, but both its existence and its underlying cause are debated. We propose that humanlike robots are not only unnerving, but are so because their appearance prompts attributions of mind. In particular, we suggest that machines become unnerving when people ascribe to…
Descriptors: Experiments, Emotional Response, Robotics, Physical Characteristics
Heo, Se Jin – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this study was to identify critical causes of work stress and job satisfaction of nurses, which can contribute to find appropriate organizational supports to help nurses effectively work with a surgical robot. Delphi method was employed to identify the critical stressors and the key causes of job satisfaction of nurses working with…
Descriptors: Nurses, Job Satisfaction, Stress Variables, Interaction
Florida, Richard – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2013
Everyone has an opinion about technology. Depending on whom you ask, it will either: a) Liberate us from the drudgery of everyday life, rescue us from disease and hardship, and enable the unimagined flourishing of human civilization; or b) Take away our jobs, leave us broke, purposeless, and miserable, and cause civilization as we know it to…
Descriptors: Robotics, Social Change, Computer Attitudes, Influence of Technology
Wilen-Daugenti, Tracey – Peter Lang New York, 2012
Higher education in the U.S. has traditionally prepared students for work and social success, but with families, work, and society itself undergoing revolutionary change, is this preparation sufficient to develop the 21st-century workforce? This book explores how evolving family structures, new ways of balancing work and personal lives, and rapid…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Industry, Influence of Technology, Social Change
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