1 Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (MEXICO)
2 Vanier College (CANADA)
About this paper:
Appears in: EDULEARN13 Proceedings
Publication year: 2013
Pages: 2592-2601
ISBN: 978-84-616-3822-2
ISSN: 2340-1117
Conference name: 5th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 1-3 July, 2013
Location: Barcelona, Spain
This educational engineering project, inspired mainly by Artificial Intelligence in constructionist theory and Educational Robotics (Ruiz-Velasco, 2007:112), aims to promote education in science and technology, mainly in children and youth. Its pretext educational robot construction virtually controlled by a cell phone. It also aims to show that it is feasible to strike a particular environment and facilitate the natural process of acquisition and construction of knowledge in science and technology by its users (children´s from 6 years of age, adolescents and adults).
Propose a playful learning environment, holistic and heuristic, which allows users to conceive, design, create, organize, execute, control and program their own experiences in science and technology: teaching robots controlled virtually, via a cell phone.
The primary intent of educational robotics is, by using Information and Communication Technologies in general, and more particularly of cell phones, create rich learning technology environments, enabling users to integrate different areas of knowledge to acquire general technology skills and scientific notions.
The challenge is to control the movement of robots using a cell phone as a vehicle to communicate instructions and also play with the real thing rather than trying immediately an abstract interpretation of the phenomenon. In the end, it is the user develop structured thinking that allows to move towards developing a more logical and formal thinking.
Educational robotics, pedagogical engineering.