1 Universidad Americana de Europa (MEXICO)
2 Universidad Americana de Europa (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2020 Proceedings
Publication year: 2020
Pages: 8714-8720
ISBN: 978-84-09-17939-8
ISSN: 2340-1079
doi: 10.21125/inted.2020.2373
Conference name: 14th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 2-4 March, 2020
Location: Valencia, Spain
The teachers and professors perform key roles in the development of our society, and similarly, a knowledgeable generation of students raises expectations for a promising growth. Supporting the continuous learning of teachers should be within the interest of every nation, just as technology is recognised to develop strategic advantage, but how could new technologies directly support this endeavour for the educators?

This paper considers the usage of RPA (Robotic Process Automation) robots to help teaching the teachers as a continuous process. The most recent literature is reviewed in search of evidence of such RPA robot role, new demonstrated capabilities and/or innovative technologies for RPA robots to teach. Following the findings, the training of a robot is started, in order to experiment delivering a relevant lesson. Different training needs of teachers are considered, before selecting a teaching topic of general interest, along with remarks of potential challenges in case some of those subjects are taught to a robot. Social and emotional aspects for the robot are evaluated, as well as experiences from the teachers’ perspectives. The performance/interaction tests are executed including doctoral degree level professors. Ultimately, the recorded videos favour validating that RPA robots can be successful at training the teachers in many cases. The results showed empirical evidence that the teacher capability can be improved assisted by an RPA robot as a personal teacher or trainer.
Teacher, training, learning, robot, RPA, education, teaching.