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Designing, Constructing, and Programming Robots for Learning

Designing, Constructing, and Programming Robots for Learning
Author(s)/Editor(s): Nikleia Eteokleous (Frederick University, Cyprus)and Efi Nisiforou (University of Nicosia, Cyprus)
Copyright: ©2022
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-7443-0
ISBN13: 9781799874430
ISBN10: 1799874435
EISBN13: 9781799874454


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The field of robotics in a classroom context has seen an increase in global momentum recently because of its positive contributions in the teaching of science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and beyond. It is argued that when robotics and programming are integrated in developmentally appropriate ways, cognitive skill development beyond STEM can be achieved. The development of educational robotics has presented a plethora of ways in which students can be assisted in the classroom.

Designing, Constructing, and Programming Robots for Learning highlights the importance of integrating robotics in educational practice and presents various ways for how it can be achieved. It further explains how 21st century skills and life skills can be developed through the hands-on experience of educational robotics. Covering topics such as computational thinking, social skill enhancement, and teacher training, this text is an essential resource for engineers, educational software developers, teachers, professors, instructors, researchers, faculty, leaders in educational fields, students, and academicians.

Author's/Editor's Biography

Nikleia Eteokleous (Ed.)
Nikleia Eteokleous (female) holds a PhD in Educational Administration with emphasis in Educational Technology (confirmed 2004), M. Ed in Instructional Systems (2003), and M. Ed in Educational Administration (2002) from the Pennsylvania State University and BA in Public and Business Administration (Specialization: Finance) (2001) from the University of Cyprus. She works as an Associate Professor in Educational Technology at the Educational Sciences Department, School of Educational and Social Sciences at Frederick University. She is also the Head of the Distance Learning Committee (responsible for policy development, strategic planning, and professional development training). She is also the co-founder of Robotics Academy. Her research interests focus on technology integration in the educational practice, teacher education and technology, designing learning environments enhanced with technology and online learning environments. She is also involved in research activities related to open and online distance learning, and the integration of robotics in the educational practice.

Efi Nisiforou (Ed.)

Efi Nisiforou is a Lecturer in Distance Education, at the Department of Education, University of Nicosia. Dr. Nisiforou holds a Ph.D. in Educational Technology with an emphasis in Distance Education from the Cyprus University of Technology (CY). Her research interests include implications of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Educational Neuroscience for the design and development of online learning environments in all levels of education. Dr. Efi has published papers in international conferences and in refereed journals and has received EU research funding. She also serves as an external evaluator in various e-learning research projects in the EU and beyond.


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