The effectiveness of integrating educational robotic activities into higher education Computer Science curricula: a case study in a developing country

Gyebi, Ernest and Hanheide, Marc and Cielniak, Grzegorz (2016) The effectiveness of integrating educational robotic activities into higher education Computer Science curricula: a case study in a developing country. In: Edurobotics 2016, 25 November 2016, Athens, Greece.

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Abstract

In this paper, we present a case study to investigate the effects of educational robotics on a formal undergraduate Computer Science education in a developing country. The key contributions of this paper include a longitudinal study design, spanning the whole duration of one taught course, and its focus on continually assessing the effectiveness and the impact of robotic-based exercises. The study assessed the students' motivation, engagement and level of understanding in learning general computer programming. The survey results indicate that there are benefits which can be gained from such activities and educational robotics is a promising tool in developing engaging study curricula. We hope that our experience from this study together with the free materials and data available for download will be beneficial to other practitioners working with educational robotics in different parts of the world.

Keywords:educational robotics, effectiveness of teaching methods, education in developing countries, tertiary education
Subjects:G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G400 Computer Science
H Engineering > H671 Robotics
X Education > X342 Academic studies in Higher Education
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
ID Code:25579
Deposited On:02 Feb 2017 14:27

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