Work in progress: Serving rural communities: A K-8 LEGO robotics case study

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Abstract

In this paper we describe approaches to better assist teachers in rural areas to participate in an annual LEGO robotics competition offered at Texas Tech University. While local schools have a student mentor visiting the robotics teams on a weekly basis, schools that are more than 20 miles away from Texas Tech University do not benefit from this service. Although there is a significant amount of literature available on LEGO robotics, teachers and students seem to prefer personal interaction. We propose daylong fieldtrips and webinars to partly overcome distance and still provide direct interaction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 Frontiers in Education Conference
Subtitle of host publicationSoaring to New Heights in Engineering Education, FIE 2012 - Proceedings
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Event42nd Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2012 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Oct 3 2012Oct 6 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
ISSN (Print)1539-4565

Conference

Conference42nd Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2012
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period10/3/1210/6/12

Keywords

  • K-12 Engineering Education
  • LEGO Robotics
  • teacher professional development

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