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Khanlari, Ahmad – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2016
Twenty-first century education systems should create an environment wherein students encounter critical learning components (such as problem-solving, teamwork, and communication skills) and embrace lifelong learning. A review of literature demonstrates that new technologies, in general, and robotics, in particular, are well suited for this aim.…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Robotics, Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries
Savard, Annie; Highfield, Kate – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2015
Programming and the use of robotics present affordances for mathematics learning with application across a broad range of ages. However, realising these affordances in the classroom requires educators to recognise and build apron these potential opportunities for learning. This paper reports one component of a larger study, examining teacher…
Descriptors: Robotics, Mathematics, Programming, Mathematics Teachers
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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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Veltman, Melanie; Davidson, Valerie; Deyell, Bethany – Advances in Engineering Education, 2012
In this work, we describe youth outreach activities carried out under the Chair for Women in Science and Engineering for Ontario (CWSE-ON) program. Specifically, we outline our design and implementation of robotics workshops to introduce and engage middle and secondary school students in engineering and computer science. Toward the goal of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Robotics, Workshops, Engineering
Djambong, Takam; Freiman, Viktor – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2016
While today's schools in several countries, like Canada, are about to bring back programming to their curricula, a new conceptual angle, namely one of computational thinking, draws attention of researchers. In order to understand the articulation between computational thinking tasks in one side, student's targeted skills, and the types of problems…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Science Education, Programming, Computation
Education Canada, 2009
At Glendale School in the Calgary Board of Education, Grade 1 students worried that they were too distracted with their studies and other activities to remember to water their plant. So they made other arrangements. The students invented and built Ralph, a robot that waters the plant, as part of their study of robotics, a subject that all Glendale…
Descriptors: Robotics, Grade 1, Learning Strategies, Inquiry
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Skorinko, Jeanine L.; Doyle, James K.; Tryggvason, Gretar – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2012
It has long been recognized that engineers need a variety of skills, including technical and social, to succeed professionally. Attempts to include social skills (i.e., communication, teamwork, and leadership) in engineering education are relatively recent (i.e., within the last decade). Thus, the current study investigates whether social goals…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Outcomes of Education, Engineering Education, Robotics
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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
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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
Social and Labour Bulletin, 1982
This collection of articles on technological change discusses female workers displaced by automation in Canada and Japan; robotics in German automobile manufacturing; union concerns about technology in Europe and Japan; privacy of personal data in Sweden; small business legislation in the United States; and productivity improvement in textile and…
Descriptors: Automation, Banking, Confidentiality, Databases
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Curriculum Standards Branch. – 1997
With this Career and Technologies Studies (CTS) curriculum guide, secondary students in Alberta can do the following: develop skills that can be applied in their daily lives; refine career-planning skills; develop technology-related skills in electro-technologies; enhance employability skills, especially in electro-technologies industries; and…
Descriptors: Career Development, Competence, Competency Based Education, Course Content
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. – 1987
Arguing that technology should be incorporated into the curriculum so that students learn "about technology,""in technology," and "through technology," the Alberta Technology in Education Committee looks forward to the year 2000 and assesses ways in which technology can be applied both in the classroom and in distance…
Descriptors: Communications Satellites, Computer Uses in Education, Distance Education, Educational Technology
Everest, Kenneth, Ed. – 1984
This collection includes 16 conference papers and presentations and brief descriptions of 35 workshops and demonstrations. The document contains the following papers: (1) "Visual Literacy in the Elementary Grades" (David J. Bieman); (2) "Inservice Training for Sheridan's Audio Visual Staff" (Dave MacDougall); (3)…
Descriptors: Automation, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Media, Educational Technology
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, 2012
This year's E-Learn conference has numerous exciting presentations and keynotes. Many speakers will be discussing how education is changing in the forthcoming years. Among them are Dale Stephens who works with the social movement "Uncollege" that empower students to create their own education, Saul Carliner who talks about Massive Online…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Conferences (Gatherings)
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Dunham, Philip; And Others – Child Development, 1991
Children who interacted with a robot that spoke reciprocally to them uttered more speech that maintained the topic of conversation, and engaged in more verbally mediated social play than children who interacted with a randomly speaking robot. Gender differences in children's looking at their mother in the room were observed. (BC)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interpersonal Relationship, Play, Robotics