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Robot dance: edutainment or engaging learning

Martin, Chris and Hughes, Janet (2011). Robot dance: edutainment or engaging learning. In: PPIG 2011 - 23rd Annual Workshop, 6-8 Sep 2011, York.

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This paper describes an Arduino-based robot workshop (Arduino, 2011) funded by the scottish government that uses robots and open problems to engage a wide range of participants from primary 5 school pupils to undergraduate students. This workshop was developed as an outreach activity which has strong links to active research in the area of teaching and learning of programming. This paper shall describe briefly the structure, aims and objective of the Robot Dance workshop. This is followed by the research questions it seeks to address and a description of the methodology utilised to explore these questions. Result are presented and discussed before purposing future work.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2011 The Authors
Keywords: educational technology; robotics; programming
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 47181
Depositing User: Janet Hughes
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2016 09:15
Last Modified: 02 May 2018 14:22
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