Robots in problem-solving and programming

Scott Turner*, Gary Hill

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This paper looks at the experience of teaching on a module where problem-solving is taught first, then programming. The main tools for the problem-solving part, alongside two problem-solving approaches, are tasks based on using Mindstorm (LEGO, Denmark) robot kits. This is being done as a foundation step before the syntax of a language (Java) is taught. Results of student evaluation will be presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 8th Annual Conference of the Subject Centre for Information and Computer Sciences
EditorsHazel White
Place of PublicationUlster
PublisherHigher Education Academy, Subject Centre for Information and Computer Sciences
Pages82-85
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9780955200571
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2007
Event8th Annual Conference of the Subject Centre for Information and Computer Sciences - University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom
Duration: 28 Aug 200730 Aug 2007
Conference number: 8

Conference

Conference8th Annual Conference of the Subject Centre for Information and Computer Sciences
Abbreviated titleAnnual Conference of the Subject Centre for ICS
CountryUnited Kingdom
CitySouthampton
Period28/08/0730/08/07

Keywords

  • Student experience
  • Problem-solving
  • Robots
  • Java

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