Robots in Education: Student Perspectives from the Classroom and the Field

Colleen van Lent, Adder Argueta, Russel Casella, Nate Jahns

The pedagogical use of robotics in collegiate courses in Engineering and Artificial Intelligence and also as part of K-12 enrichment is slowly becoming mainstream. However, few courses combine these two areas by putting the college students in the field with young children. This paper describes a new course at California State University Long Beach, CECS 401: Robots for Educators. A brief overview of the course is presented along with the narrative from three students describing their experience of working with students from local high schools and after-school programs in a low-income community.

Subjects: 1.3 Computer-Aided Education

Submitted: Jan 25, 2007

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