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Challenges and prospects of a robotics course to supplement Australia’s digital technology curriculum


Hardy, L and Castles, M and Yeom, S and Kang, B, Challenges and prospects of a robotics course to supplement Australia's digital technology curriculum, Proceedings of the IEEE 19th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT), 15-18 July 2019, Maceio, Brazil, pp. 224-226. ISSN 2161-377X (2019) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: doi:10.1109/ICALT.2019.00074


Challenges arise when extracurricular programs aren’t aligned to the local curriculum and when courses are inflexible regarding the students learning pace. Modification of pre-existing programs can be achieved with enough domain knowledge, which can solve relevant gaps for digital technology Curriculums. The process of modifying such programs can bring to light other challenges like mixing very different technology, encouraging self-efficacy and engagement, and pacing learning to individual needs. This pilot-study highlights some of the challenges faced in using a program not designed for the local audience; the steps taken to change the program for the Australian digital technology curriculum; and identifies some areas of further research in extracurricular activity development for a digital technology curriculum.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:robotics, digital technology curriculum, STEM, Lego, engagement
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Artificial intelligence
Research Field:Intelligent robotics
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Hardy, L (Mr Lachlan Hardy)
UTAS Author:Castles, M (Ms Meredith Castles)
UTAS Author:Yeom, S (Dr Soonja Yeom)
UTAS Author:Kang, B (Professor Byeong Kang)
ID Code:134127
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2019-07-29
Last Modified:2020-05-18

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