LEGO Mindstorms™ for informed metrics in virtual worlds

Michael Vallance, Stewart Martin, Charles Wiz, Paul Van Schaik

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Abstract

Science education is the meaningful pursuit of comprehension, knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts and processes. In Vygotskian, social-constructivist learning, personal interpretation, decision making and community cooperation fosters long-term understanding and transference of learned concepts. In short, the construction of knowledge requires learners to be actively involved in the process of learning. For effective science learning an instructor's pedagogical approach must be anchored in meaningful contexts so that students experience science. This research paper assesses and defines effective measurements for evaluating strategies for communicating science using LEGO robots and a Mindstorms™ RCX controller collaboratively constructed and programmed by students using virtual technologies while physically situated in different locations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPeople and Computers XXIII Celebrating People and Technology - Proceedings of HCI 2009
Pages159-162
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2009
Event23rd Annual Conference on Human Computer Interaction - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Sep 20095 Sep 2009

Conference

Conference23rd Annual Conference on Human Computer Interaction
Abbreviated titleHCI 2009
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCambridge
Period1/09/095/09/09

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    Vallance, M., Martin, S., Wiz, C., & Van Schaik, P. (2009). LEGO Mindstorms™ for informed metrics in virtual worlds. In People and Computers XXIII Celebrating People and Technology - Proceedings of HCI 2009 (pp. 159-162)