The e-Robot Project: a longitudinal on-line research collaboration to investigate ERA principles

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Catlin, D., Blamires, M. and Valiant Technology, Balham, London, SW12 0NE, England 2010. The e-Robot Project: a longitudinal on-line research collaboration to investigate ERA principles. in: Noriaki, A., Balakirsky, S., Hemker, T., Reggiani, M. and von Stryk, O. (ed.) Proceedings of SIMPAR 2010 Workshops International Conference on Simulation, Modeling and Programming for Autonomous Robots Darmstadt, Germany Technical University Darmstadt. pp. 411-420
AuthorsCatlin, D., Blamires, M. and Valiant Technology, Balham, London, SW12 0NE, England
EditorsNoriaki, A., Balakirsky, S., Hemker, T., Reggiani, M. and von Stryk, O.
Abstract

The Educational Robotic Application (ERA) Principles provides a framework for evaluating Educational Robots and their activities. This paper presents the rationale behind the proposed e-Robot Project, an online community based research resource aimed at gathering data on the use of
educational robotics. Collating the data against ERA is an iterative process that will simultaneously verify and improve ERA, which in turn will inform the design and application of educational robotics. e-Robot involves all aspects of the research process from research design to meta-analysis. The project can run indefinitely and will encourage participation from student teachers, teachers, researchers, developers, administrators, politicians and other interested parties.

KeywordsEducational Robotics, LOGO, ERA (Educational Robotics Applications), Roamer, Education Research
Page range411-420
Year2010
Book titleProceedings of SIMPAR 2010 Workshops International Conference on Simulation, Modeling and Programming for Autonomous Robots
PublisherTechnical University Darmstadt
Output statusPublished
Place of publicationDarmstadt, Germany
ISBN978300328633
Publication dates
Print15 Nov 2010
Publication process dates
Deposited26 Sep 2011
Related URLhttp://www.simpar.org/ws/sites/TR-TWR-2010/02-TeachingRobotics.pdf
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