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Park, Jungho – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2015
Much research has been conducted in educational robotics, a new instructional technology, for K-12 education. However, there are arguments on the effect of robotics and limited empirical evidence to investigate the impact of robotics in science learning. Also most robotics studies were carried in an informal educational setting. This study…
Descriptors: Robotics, Elementary School Science, Science Instruction, Inquiry
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Williams, Douglas; Ma, Yuxin; Prejean, Louise – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2010
Educational robotics activities are gaining in popularity. Though some research data suggest that educational robotics can be an effective approach in teaching mathematics, science, and engineering, research is needed to generate the best practices and strategies for designing these learning environments. Existing robotics activities typically do…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Robotics, Vignettes, Science Course Improvement Projects
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Thangiah, Sam R.; Joshi, Sharad W. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1997
Outlines how a course in robotics can be taught at the undergraduate level with specific experiments that can be used for incremental learning in programming a mobile robot or by simulating the actions of a robot. Contains 14 references. (Author/ASK)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Mathematics Education
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Mandell, Alan – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1985
Presents the listing for a TRS-80 Model III program which illustrates the first law of robotics (all robots must be programed so that none of their actions will be harmful to man). Also discusses the rational for and development of the program. (JN)
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Simulation, Computer Software, Higher Education
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Aspray, William – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1982
Lists some of the better-known and more accessible books on the history of computing and information processing, covering: (1) popular general works; (2) more technical general works; (3) microelectronics and computing; (4) artificial intelligence and robotics; (5) works relating to Charles Babbage; (6) other biographical and personal accounts;…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Annotated Bibliographies, Computer Science, Computers
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Adams, Dennis M.; Hamm, Mary – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1988
Surveys the current status of artificial intelligence (AI) technology. Discusses intelligent tutoring systems, robotics, and applications for educators. Likens the status of AI at present to that of aviation in the very early 1900s. States that educators need to be involved in future debates concerning AI. (CW)
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education
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Gelphman, Janet L.; And Others – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1992
Included are the description, operating characteristics, uses, and future plans for the Topological Panorama Camera, which is an experimental, robotic photographic device capable of producing visual renderings of the mathematical characteristics of an equation in terms of position changes of an object or in terms of the shape of the space…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Education, Photographic Equipment
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Sherrell, Linda; Malasri, Kriangsiri; Mills, David; Thomas, Allen; Greer, James – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2012
From 2004-2007, the University of Memphis carried out the NSF-funded Tri-P-LETS (Three P Learning Environment for Teachers and Students) project to improve local high-school computer science curricula. The project reached a total of 58 classrooms in eleven high schools emphasizing problem solving skills, programming concepts as opposed to syntax,…
Descriptors: Workshops, Inservice Teacher Education, Partnerships in Education, Secondary School Teachers