Using Robotics for Teaching Computing Science, and Engineering at a Distance

B.A. Price, A. Hirst, J. Johnson, M. Petre, and M. Richards (UK)


Curriculum design, Universities without Boundaries, Artificial Intelligence, Mobile Communication and Computing, University Education, Education of Children


The abstract nature of computing, science and engineering can make them difficult subjects to teach in any environment; teaching at a distance introduces additional challenges. This paper presents on-going work into new distance education courses using commercially available robot kits to introduce fundamental concepts in computing and engineering. It discusses why robotics provides leverage on teaching these subjects, the choice of platform, and how ‘teamwork’ will be supported in this context.

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