NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Showing all 9 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Benitti, Fabiane Barreto Vavassori – Computers & Education, 2012
This study reviews recently published scientific literature on the use of robotics in schools, in order to: (a) identify the potential contribution of the incorporation of robotics as educational tool in schools, (b) present a synthesis of the available empirical evidence on the educational effectiveness of robotics as an educational tool in…
Descriptors: Evidence, Research Methodology, Literature Reviews, Synthesis
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Jara, Carlos A.; Candelas, Francisco A.; Puente, Santiago T.; Torres, Fernando – Computers & Education, 2011
Automatics and Robotics subjects are always greatly improved when classroom teaching is supported by adequate laboratory courses and experiments following the "learning by doing" paradigm, which provides students a deep understanding of theoretical lessons. However, expensive equipment and limited time prevent teachers having sufficient…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Teacher Effectiveness, Experiential Learning, Laboratories
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Mitnik, Ruben; Recabarren, Matias; Nussbaum, Miguel; Soto, Alvaro – Computers & Education, 2009
Graphing is a key skill in the study of Physics. Drawing and interpreting graphs play a key role in the understanding of science, while the lack of these has proved to be a handicap and a limiting factor in the learning of scientific concepts. It has been observed that despite the amount of previous graph-working experience, students of all ages…
Descriptors: Graphs, Physics, Scientific Concepts, Robotics
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Alorda, B.; Suenaga, K.; Pons, P. – Computers & Education, 2011
This paper reports on the design, implementation and assessment of a new approach course structure based on the combination of three cooperative methodologies. The main goal is to reduce the percentage of non-passed students focusing the learning process on students by offering different alternatives and motivational activities based on working in…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Learning Strategies, Foreign Countries, Robotics
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Potkonjak, Veljko; Vukobratovi, Miomir; Jovanovi, Kosta; Medenica, Miroslav – Computers & Education, 2010
The implementation of the distance learning and e-learning in technical disciplines (like Mechanical and Electrical Engineering) is still far behind the grown practice in narrative disciplines (like Economy, management, etc.). This comes out from the fact that education in technical disciplines inevitably involves laboratory exercises and this…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Mathematical Models, Laboratory Equipment, Distance Education
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Cruz-Martin, A.; Fernandez-Madrigal, J. A.; Galindo, C.; Gonzalez-Jimenez, J.; Stockmans-Daou, C.; Blanco-Claraco, J. L. – Computers & Education, 2012
LEGO Mindstorms NXT robots are being increasingly used in undergraduate courses, mostly in robotics-related subjects. But other engineering topics, like the ones found in data acquisition, control and real-time subjects, also have difficult concepts that can be well understood only with good lab exercises. Such exercises require physical…
Descriptors: Engineering, Robotics, Undergraduate Study, Surveys
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Elnagar, Ashraf; Lulu, Leena – Computers & Education, 2007
We introduce an effective computer aided learning visual tool (CALVT) to teach graph-based applications. We present the robot motion planning problem as an example of such applications. The proposed tool can be used to simulate and/or further to implement practical systems in different areas of computer science such as graphics, computational…
Descriptors: Motion, Robotics, Graduate Students, Computer Science
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Haapasalo, Lenni; Samuels, Peter – Computers & Education, 2011
It has been recognised that the general lack of enjoyment of institutional mathematics learning at the secondary level is one of the basic reasons behind the bad reputation of mathematics in society. Increasing students' motivation to learn mathematics through enjoyment and playing, especially in their free time, might therefore be a relevant…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Leisure Time, Learning Motivation, Mathematics Instruction
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Lindh, Jorgen; Holgersson, Thomas – Computers & Education, 2007
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of a one-year regular robotic toys (lego) training on school pupils' performance. The underlying pedagogical perspective is the "constructionist theory," where the main idea is that knowledge is constructed in the mind of the pupil by active learning. The investigation has been made…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Control Groups, Adoption