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Asfahl, C. Ray – Technological Horizons in Education, 1984
Discusses why educators should not rush headlong into creating robotics curricula and suggests methods of establishing meaningful courses. Indicates that the solution to the problem of building a robotic curriculum is to incorporate the three major areas of robotics (design, operations, maintenance) into existing curricula where they best fit. (JN)
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, College Curriculum, Computer Oriented Programs, Curriculum Development
Cohen, Karen C.; Meyer, Carol D. – Technological Horizons in Education, 1984
Discusses the development of industrial robotics training materials, considering the need for such materials, preliminary curriculum design, the Piagetian approach followed, and the uses of computer assisted instruction. A list of robotics curriculum courses (with content and audience indicated) is included. (JN)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development
Kimbler, D. L. – Technological Horizons in Education, 1984
The impact of robotics in education is discussed in terms of academic assistance to industry in robotics as well as academic problems in handling the demands put upon it. Some potential solutions that can have lasting impact on educational systems are proposed. (JN)
Descriptors: College Science, Computer Oriented Programs, Curriculum Development, Engineering
Blaesi, LaVon; Maness, Marion – Technological Horizons in Education, 1984
Provides background information on robotics and robots, considering impact of robots on the workplace and concerns of the work force. Discusses incorporating robotics into the educational system at all levels, exploring industry-education partnerships to fund introduction of new technology into the curriculum. New funding sources and funding…
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support
Shahinpoor, Mohsen; Singer, Neal – Technological Horizons in Education, 1985
An instructional robotics laboratory that is unique in the United States was created in 1984 at the University of New Mexico. Descriptions of the laboratory, course work offered, student projects, and other areas are provided. (JN)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Engineering, Engineering Education, Higher Education
Chertok, Michael R. – Technological Horizons in Education, 1989
Informal, museum-based technology education is discussed. A program in which family groups work together and learn robotics is described. Projected gains in technological and scientific literacy are highlighted. (CW)
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Family Involvement, Informal Education, Museums
Moore, Gwendolyn B.; And Others – Technological Horizons in Education, 1986
Describes possible applications of new technologies to special education. Discusses results of a study designed to explore the use of robotics, artificial intelligence, and computer simulations to aid people with handicapping conditions. Presents several scenarios in which specific technological advances may contribute to special education…
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Bionics, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Simulation
Rehg, James – Technological Horizons in Education, 1986
Manufacturing isn't what it used to be, and the United States must ensure its position in the world trade market by educating factory workers in new automated systems. A computer manufacturing engineer outlines the training requirements of a modern workforce and details robotic training devices suitable for classroom use. (JN)
Descriptors: Automation, Manufacturing, Manufacturing Industry, Postsecondary Education
Bainter, Jack J. – Technological Horizons in Education, 1986
A boom in industrial robotics has led numerous vocational institutions to launch extensive training programs in this specialty. ITT Educational Services offers two curriculum programs to train future manufacturing engineers. The firm's national director describes this model curriculum for meeting the needs of today's workforce. (JN)
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Electronics, Engineering, Engineering Education
Hunter, Beverly; Aiken, Robert – Technological Horizons in Education, 1987
Discusses the difficulties facing vocational educators in attempting to keep up with the rapid changes in the job market in the area of computer-related programs. Urges vocational educators to emphasize problem-solving and communications skills. Describes some attempts to develop training for such positions as robotics technicians. (TW)
Descriptors: College Science, Communication Skills, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy
DeBourcy, Harry C. – Technological Horizons in Education, 1989
A computer assisted technology training program is described. Technological literacy is defined. A course list for the program and a programing model are provided. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, Computer Uses in Education, Electromechanical Technology, Higher Education
Rye, Kjell-Jon – Technological Horizons in Education, 1988
Describes some of the program characteristics and activities in the Technology Education Program at Bellevue High School (Washington). Discusses the programs involvement with robots, lasers, plotters, and computers. (TW)
Descriptors: Computer Science, Computer Uses in Education, Lasers, Robotics