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Glaser, Noah J.; Schmidt, Matthew – Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 2020
This emerging technology report explores three-dimensional collaborative virtual learning environments (3D CVLEs) as an intervention modality with potential to foster development of knowledge and skills for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Affordances and unique characteristics of 3D CVLEs are detailed and considered from the…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Virtual Classrooms, Skill Development, Transfer of Training
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Ronsivalle, G. B.; Boldi, A.; Gusella, V.; Inama, C.; Carta, S. – Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 2019
Nowadays, children and teenagers use technology products in an increasingly passive way. As simple consumers they cannot benefit from the opportunities of designing technology, which has a learning value. Educational Robotics (ER) programs are particularly effective in delivering contents of difficult disciplines: they can re-establish a balance…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Instructional Design, Robotics, Information Technology
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Catlin, Dave; Blamires, Mike – Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 2019
In 1969, Seymour Papert invented the first educational robot called a Turtle. It was an addition to the computer language Logo, which he'd designed in 1965 specifically¬†for educating¬†children. Papert did not simply invent some technology, he offered a revolutionary way of educating children. He gave teachers practical tools to realise…
Descriptors: Robotics, Special Needs Students, Teaching Methods, Educational Benefits