Share Paper: OssaBest 2011: Increasing student inquiry into computer programming using robotics

  1. Ashraf Saad, Armstrong Atlantic State University, United States
  2. Ryan Kroutil, Armstrong Atlantic State University, United States
  3. Ed Strauser, Armstrong Atlantic State University, United States
  4. Joy Reed, Armstrong Atlantic State University, United States
Monday, March 5 11:30-11:50 AM Capitol A

Abstract: Computer related fields have recently seen a decrease in undergraduate enrollment. Many factors are likely contributing to this trend and may include such topics as student misconceptions, lack of preparatory curriculum, and access to curriculum and necessary associated software/hardware as students progress academically from grades K - 12. The OssaBEST 2011 program sought to develop a multifaceted approach to address these issues simultaneously using educational robots, specifically targeting middle and high school students. The program included the development of a teacher workshop to prepare local area educators to deliver computing concepts to their students and the development of educational modules ...