ERIC Number: EJ1016522
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
The Robotic Decathlon: Project-Based Learning Labs and Curriculum Design for an Introductory Robotics Course
Cappelleri, D. J.; Vitoroulis, N.
IEEE Transactions on Education, v56 n1 p73-81 Feb 2013
This paper presents a series of novel project-based learning labs for an introductory robotics course that are developed into a semester-long Robotic Decathlon. The last three events of the Robotic Decathlon are used as three final one-week-long project tasks; these replace a previous course project that was a semester-long robotics competition. The course assessment shows that this new approach enhances student learning with respect to the standard lecture/test style of teaching, and that the three shorter final project tasks make the course easier to manage and more enjoyable for the students.
Descriptors: Robotics, Introductory Courses, Student Projects, Active Learning, Curriculum Design, Competition, Experiential Learning, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Course Descriptions, Course Organization, Student Surveys, Student Attitudes, Course Evaluation, Engineering Education
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: New Jersey