Robotics: Its effectiveness as a tool to teach engineering design and computer programming

Beena Ahmed, Karawan Alsaleh

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Abstract

In this paper we will discuss the experience of using simple robotics projects to introduce first year students to engineering. The key learning objectives and tools used to implement them and the evaluation results will be detailed. Evaluation results show that robotics projects are effective in engaging the students and an effective active learning tool.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2011
Pages1018-1021
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2011 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2011 - Amman, Jordan
Duration: 4 Apr 20116 Apr 2011

Other

Other2011 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2011
CountryJordan
CityAmman
Period4/4/116/4/11

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Keywords

  • engineering design
  • foundations of engineering
  • freshmen engineering
  • programming
  • robotics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Education

Cite this

Ahmed, B., & Alsaleh, K. (2011). Robotics: Its effectiveness as a tool to teach engineering design and computer programming. In 2011 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2011 (pp. 1018-1021). [5773272] https://doi.org/10.1109/EDUCON.2011.5773272