The Use of Different Kinds of Robots to Spark Student Interest in Learning Computational Thinking

Wei Yeh Huang, Chiu Fan Hu, Cheng Chih Wu

研究成果: 書貢獻/報告類型會議論文篇章

摘要

Educational robots have been used in schools for STEM education and for teaching students programming and computational thinking (CT) for many years. The look and feel of traditional robots for educational purposes such as LEGO Mindstorms and NXT have been mostly engineering-oriented. Not until recently, have robotic products such as Dash & Dot utilized physical appearance which were cute and kid-friendly. This study compared the effects of using two kinds of robots- Dash & Dot and LEGO NXT, in terms of students' performance, student's attitudes about learning activities, and how different genders respond to various robots. A Quasi-Experimental Design was conducted. The participants consisted of 106 6th graders from four classes of students. Two classes were designated as the experimental groups which used Dash & Dot robots,). The other two classes of students were the control groups which used NXT robots. With respect to students' attitudes toward learning, the study showed no significant difference between experimental and control groups. With respect to learning programming skills, it was found that females in the experimental group prefer to use robots. Females showed a definite preference for using the Dash & Dot robots.

原文英語
主出版物標題Proceedings - 2018 6th International Conference on Learning and Teaching in Computing and Engineering, LaTiCE 2018
發行者Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
頁面11-16
頁數6
ISBN(電子)9781538678978
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 2018 四月
事件6th International Conference on Learning and Teaching in Computing and Engineering, LaTiCE 2018 - Auckland, 新西兰
持續時間: 2018 四月 202018 四月 22

出版系列

名字Proceedings - 2018 6th International Conference on Learning and Teaching in Computing and Engineering, LaTiCE 2018

會議

會議6th International Conference on Learning and Teaching in Computing and Engineering, LaTiCE 2018
國家/地區新西兰
城市Auckland
期間2018/04/202018/04/22

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 工程(雜項)
  • 教育
  • 電腦科學(雜項)
  • 軟體

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