Instructional Technology Implementation and Research Scenes: The Case of a Robotics Course
Wednesday, June 26 1:30 PM-2:00 PM Location: Esquimalt
Presider: Dorothy Langley, Holon Institute of Technology, Israel
Abstract: Higher education has been called upon to design and support authentic projects for students to implement their acquired knowledge and skills. However, legal, ethical and administrative barriers severely limit students' access to authentic work and learning scenes. This paper presents a case study of using an on-campus, junior high school Robotics course as an arena where Instructional Technology college students were able to implement knowledge and skills related to their curriculum. Using evidence from 4 projects, we will identify the opportunities for implementing curriculum-related knowledge and skills that were afforded by the students' involvement in the Robotics course, the forms of support that were required and how they were provided to the students, and the contribution of the students' involvement with the Robotics class to their understanding of the affordances and challenges of integrating information technology in learning and instruction.