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Cheng, Pericles L. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The Digital Agenda for Europe (2015) states that there will be 825,000 unfilled vacancies for Information and Communications Technology by 2020. This lack of IT professionals stems from the small number of students graduating in computer science. To retain more students in the field, teachers can use remote robotic experiments to explain difficult…
Descriptors: Intention, Robotics, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers
Laughlin, Sara Rose – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Inspiring and motivating students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education continues to be an important educational focus in the United States. Robotics programs are one strategy developed to accomplish this goal. This causal comparative study focused on investigating whether a causal relationship exists between…
Descriptors: Robotics, Mathematics Instruction, Comparative Analysis, Causal Models
Koumoullos, Michael – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This research study aimed to identify any correlation between participation in afterschool robotics at the high school level and academic performance. Through a sample of N = 121 students, the researcher examined the grades and attendance of students who participated in a robotics program in the 2011-2012 school year. The academic record of these…
Descriptors: Robotics, Correlation, Student Participation, After School Programs
Bakke, Christine K. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study is to examine whether participation in robotics provides opportunities for educational and professional skill development, significant enough to merit the recommendation of robotics courses as a part of mainstream curriculum offerings in K-12 schools. This non-experimental, mixed methods study examined current junior high…
Descriptors: Robotics, Junior High School Students, High School Students, Secondary Education
Casler-Failing, Shelli L. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This mixed methods, action research case study sought to investigate the effects of incorporating LEGO robotics into a seventh grade mathematics curriculum focused on the development of proportional reasoning through the lens of Social Constructivist Theory. Quantitative data was collected via pre- and post-tests from the mathematics class of six…
Descriptors: Robotics, Mathematics Curriculum, Grade 7, Logical Thinking
Smith, Mariah Lea – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Robotics has gained a great deal of popularity across the United States as a means to engage youth in science, technology, engineering, and math. Understanding what motivates youth and adults to participate in a robotics project is critical to understanding how to engage others. By developing a robotics program built on a proper understanding of…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Robotics, Technology Education, Counties
Sheehy, Leonard – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Addition of fractions is an important foundation for students to experience success in mathematics. This mixed-methods study was conducted to measure the effectiveness of robotics as a mathematics manipulative with seventh grade students. Two groups of students were established: control and treatment. The control group received teacher-centered…
Descriptors: Robotics, Mathematics Instruction, Mixed Methods Research, Mathematical Concepts
Ensign, Todd I. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Educational robotics (ER) combines accessible and age-appropriate building materials, programmable interfaces, and computer coding to teach science and mathematics using the engineering design process. ER has been shown to increase K-12 students' understanding of STEM concepts, and can develop students' self-confidence and interest in STEM. As…
Descriptors: Robotics, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Science Instruction
Hyun, Tricia – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to investigate the impact a robotics curriculum might have on the experiences and perceptions of middle school girls in two California classrooms. The research found that middle school girls in two different California classrooms felt that their experiences with robotics were personalized experiences…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Females, Robotics, Science Curriculum
Grimes, Mary Katheryn – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Multicultural Science has been a topic of research and discourse over the past several years. However, most of the literature concerning this topic (or paradigm) has centered on programs in tribal or Indigenous schools. Under the framework of instructional congruence, this case study explored how elementary and middle school students in a…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Multicultural Education, Robotics, Case Studies
Mokhtar, Tarek Hassan Amin – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Conventional monuments are concrete manifestations of memories without the capacity to reflect individual interpretations of history. In an increasingly digital society, however, there is a need for configurable monuments reflecting our contemporary, open and complex community. "Monumental-IT" reflects the dynamic and inclusive character of our…
Descriptors: Expertise, Quasiexperimental Design, Research Methodology, Interaction
Craig, Cecilia Dosh-Bluhm – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The fields of engineering, computer science, and physics have a paucity of women despite decades of intervention by universities and organizations. Women's graduation rates in these fields continue to stagnate, posing a critical problem for society. This qualitative grounded theory (GT) study sought to understand how robotics programs influenced…
Descriptors: Robotics, Science Education, Females, Career Choice
Mojica, Kern D. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
In this quasi-experimental quantitative study, 105 eighth grade students at a suburban middle school in New York State participated in a seven month-long project involving the ordered effects of the technology education units of Lego[R] Mindstorms(TM) NXT Robotics System, Digital Storytelling with Microsoft Windows Movie Maker, and the Marble Maze…
Descriptors: Curriculum Implementation, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Critical Thinking
Whitehead, Stephen H. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This quantitative study evaluates the impact of using robotics as a content organizer to teach a mathematic concept between math and technology education classes in a middle school of the students beliefs and interests toward STEM concepts. The analysis was based upon pre and post belief and interest survey responses by the participating middle…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Robotics, Mathematics, Technology Education
Lee, Min Kyung – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Personalization technology has the potential to optimize service for each person's unique needs and characteristics. One way to optimize service is to allow people to customize the service themselves; another is to proactively tailor services based on information provided by people or inferred from their past behaviors. These approaches function…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Delivery Systems, Preferences, Interaction
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