Learners’ Views on Designing Functional Models with Robotics: A Case Study PROCEEDINGS
Baki Cavlazoglu, Sevket Ceyhun Cetin, Niyazi Erdogan, Texas A&M University, United States ; Ozcan Erkan Akgun, Sakarya University, Turkey ; Carol L. Stuessy, Texas A&M University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Austin, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-92-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This paper examines learners’ views and understanding of designing functional models with robotics. Pre-experimental design was used to examine participants’ journals; as the participants were natural part of the learning environment, there was no random selection for this research. This study concludes that robotics is a noteworthy educational tool to create an interdisciplinary learning environment that also improves students’ teamwork, collaboration skills, and plenty of time for developing deep understanding through active engagement and motivation. The findings of this study indicate that “Robotics” as an educational tool can provide multidirectional impacts on model-based reasoning and is appropriately used in model-construction and model-revision learning processes.
Cavlazoglu, B., Cetin, S.C., Erdogan, N., Akgun, O.E. & Stuessy, C.L. (2012). Learners’ Views on Designing Functional Models with Robotics: A Case Study. In P. Resta (Ed.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (pp. 4350-4354). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
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