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Johnson, Richard T.; Londt, Susan E. – Tech Directions, 2010
Competitive robotics as an interactive experience can increase the level of student participation in technology education, inspire students to consider careers in technical fields, and enhance the visibility of technology education programs. Implemented correctly, a competitive robotics program can provide a stimulating learning environment for…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Robotics, Technology Education, Program Implementation
Webb, Horace P. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Doing and learning science are social activities that require certain language, activities, and values. Both constitute what Gee (2005) calls Discourses. The language of learning science varies with the learning context (Lemke, 2001,1990). "Science for All Americans" (AAAS, 1990) and "Inquiry and the National Science Education…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Mentors, Federal Legislation, Discourse Analysis
Robelen, Erik W.; Sparks, Sarah D.; Cavanagh, Sean; Ash, Katie; Deily, Mary-Ellen Phelps; Adams, Caralee – Education Week, 2011
As concern mounts that U.S. students lack sufficient understanding of science and related fields, it has become increasingly clear that schools can't tackle the challenge alone. This special report explores the field often called "informal science education," which is gaining broader recognition for its role in helping young people…
Descriptors: Museums, Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Achievement
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
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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
Kantor-Horning, Susan – Library Journal, 2009
It's called GoLibrary in the United States and Bokomaten in its native Sweden. Patrons know it as Library-a-Go-Go in Contra Costa County, California, but whatever its name, the automated lending service this materials handling machine provides has proved a tremendous aid in addressing underserved segments of this sprawling community. It's not hard…
Descriptors: Library Materials, Information Systems, Foreign Countries, Counties
Hunt, H. Allan; Hunt, Timothy L. – 1983
A study examined the job creation and job displacement potential of industrial robots in the United States and specifically, in Michigan, by 1990. To complete an analysis of the impact of robotics on the American labor force, researchers combined data from previous forecasts of future unit and dollar sales projections and from interviews with…
Descriptors: Automation, Continuing Education, Economic Factors, Educational Needs
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
Dunst, Carl J.; Trivette, Carol M.; Prior, Jeremy; Hamby, Deborah W.; Embler, Davon – Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute, 2013
Findings from a survey of parents' ratings of seven different human-like qualities of four socially interactive robots are reported. The four robots were Popchilla, Keepon, Kaspar, and CosmoBot. The participants were 96 parents and other primary caregivers of young children with disabilities 1 to 12 years of age. Results showed that Popchilla, a…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Robotics, Parent Attitudes, Interaction
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
Lemons, C. Dale – 1984
Today, this country is facing awesome challenges. Technology is changing all aspects of life, while work force requirements shift rapidly, swelling the numbers of workers who need to be retrained. At the same time, information technologies are creating changes in the automated office. Higher-level literacy is required for most workers in this…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Cognitive Processes, Computer Oriented Programs, Computers