CSbots: A case study in introducing educational technology to a classroom setting

Tom Lauwers, Illah Nourbakhsh, and Emily Hamner
tech. report CMU-RI-TR-08-41, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, October, 2008


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Abstract
We present CSbots, an ongoing project to use robots as educational tools in the Introduction to Computer Science (CS1) course. Enrollments in Computer Science have dropped significantly, and part of the blame rests on an introductory course that has not kept pace with the progress of computational technology. We aim to use robotics to motivate students, provide a sense of relevance to the course work, and improve learning.

Keywords
education, evaluation, design

Notes
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Vision and Autonomous Systems Center and Quality of Life Technology Center
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): Human-Robot Interaction Group and CREATE: Community Robotics, Education and Technology Empowerment
Associated Project(s): Telepresence Robot Kit

Text Reference
Tom Lauwers, Illah Nourbakhsh, and Emily Hamner, "CSbots: A case study in introducing educational technology to a classroom setting," tech. report CMU-RI-TR-08-41, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, October, 2008

BibTeX Reference
@techreport{Lauwers_2008_6200,
   author = "Tom Lauwers and Illah Nourbakhsh and Emily Hamner",
   title = "CSbots: A case study in introducing educational technology to a classroom setting",
   booktitle = "",
   institution = "Robotics Institute",
   month = "October",
   year = "2008",
   number= "CMU-RI-TR-08-41",
   address= "Pittsburgh, PA",
}