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Basoeki, Fransiska; Dalla Libera, Fabio; Menegatti, Emanuele; Moro, Michele – Themes in Science and Technology Education, 2013
The paper introduces and compares the use of current robotics kits developed by different companies in Japan for education purposes. These kits are targeted to a large audience: from primary school students, to university students and also up to adult lifelong learning. We selected company and kits that are most successful in the Japanese market.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Robotics, Trend Analysis, Barriers
Atkinson, Robert D.; Mayo, Merrilea – Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, 2010
Is the United States getting it wrong when it comes to educating tomorrow's innovators in critical fields? It has been known for years that the only way to compete globally in information technology, engineering, nanotechnology, robotics and other fields is to give students the best educational opportunities possible. But do individuals have a…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, STEM Education, Educational Innovation, Economic Progress
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
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Sugimoto, Masanori – IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 2011
This paper describes a system called GENTORO that uses a robot and a handheld projector for supporting children's storytelling activities. GENTORO differs from many existing systems in that children can make a robot play their own story in a physical space augmented by mixed-reality technologies. Pilot studies have been conducted to clarify the…
Descriptors: Design Requirements, Robotics, Projection Equipment, Story Telling
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Vallance, Michael; Martin, Stewart; Wiz, Charles; van Schaik, Paul – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2010
Science education is concerned with the meaningful pursuit of comprehension, knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts and processes. In Vygotskian social constructivist learning, personal interpretation, decision-making and community cooperation fosters long-term understanding and transference of learned concepts. The construction of…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Science Instruction, Science Education, Computer Simulation
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Papadima-Sophocleous, Salomi, Ed.; Bradley, Linda, Ed.; Thouësny, Sylvie, Ed. –, 2016
The 23rd EUROCALL conference was held in Cyprus from the 24th to the 27th of August 2016. The theme of the conference this year was "CALL Communities and Culture." It offered a unique opportunity to hear from real-world CALL practitioners on how they practice CALL in their communities, and how the CALL culture has developed in local and…
Descriptors: Conference Papers, Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
Social and Labour Bulletin, 1983
A series of articles looks at computerization and unions in Australia, France, and India; bargaining agreements about technological innovation in India, the United Kingdom, and the United States; and the effects of technology on the labor force in the Federal Republic of Germany, Japan, and the United States. (SK)
Descriptors: Automation, Employment Patterns, Job Layoff, Labor Needs
Merchiers, Jacques – Training & Employment: French Dimensions, 1991
Transformations in the French metalworking industries have given rise to numerous studies on employment and job content in metallurgy over the past decade. One study related technical transformations to changes in the skills content of certain categories of workers. Although automation results in the elimination of certain know-how belonging to an…
Descriptors: Adults, Automation, Comparative Analysis, Continuing Education