Development of online inquiry environments to support project-based learning of robotics

Min Jou, Ming Jenn Wu, Din Wu Wu

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Abstract

Robotics, an interdisciplinary engineering subject, has been a recurring theme in engineering education. Project-based learning provides opportunities for interdisciplinary learning. Thus, this research aims to develop interactive e-learning environments to support project-based learning of robotics and to enhance student participation, motivation, and learning effectiveness. This project developed inquiry modules to allow students to present their queries in natural Chinese language fashion and through engineering graphics. In addition, this study developed interactive learning platforms for robotic design including mechanism design, assembly and manipulation, manufacturing processes, and integration of mechatronics. Quantitative and qualitative methods such as questionnaires and interviews were used to evaluate the effects of the developed system. Findings showed that inquiry modules were able to facilitate investigation and planning activities on project developing stages. The results also showed that there were significant improvements in the participants' motivation and learning. Generally, the online interactive e-learning environment is beneficial to the participants and ought to be given the attention it deserves as an alternative to traditional classes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmerging Technologies and Information Systems for the Knowledge Society - First World Summit on the Knowledge Society, WSKS 2008, Proceedings
Pages341-353
Number of pages13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Nov 28
Event1st World Summit on the Knowledge Society, WSKS 2008 - Athens, Greece
Duration: 2008 Sep 242008 Sep 26

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5288 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other1st World Summit on the Knowledge Society, WSKS 2008
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Period08/9/2408/9/26

Keywords

  • Online inquiry environment
  • Project-based learning
  • Robotics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Jou, M., Wu, M. J., & Wu, D. W. (2008). Development of online inquiry environments to support project-based learning of robotics. In Emerging Technologies and Information Systems for the Knowledge Society - First World Summit on the Knowledge Society, WSKS 2008, Proceedings (pp. 341-353). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 5288 LNAI). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-87781-3_38