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LEGO MindstormsTM for informed metrics in virtual worlds

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People and Computers XXIII Celebrating People and Technology (HCI)

Computers XXIII Celebrating People and Technology

1 - 5 September 2009

Metrics, LEGO robots, communication, virtual worlds, futures

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      Science education is the meaningful pursuit of comprehension, knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts and processes. In Vygotskian, social-constructivist learning, personal interpretation, decision making and community cooperation fosters long-term understanding and transference of learned concepts. In short, the construction of knowledge requires learners to be actively involved in the process of learning. For effective science learning an instructor’s pedagogical approach must be anchored in meaningful contexts so that students experience science. This research paper assesses and defines effective measurements for evaluating strategies for communicating science using LEGO robots and a Mindstorms™ RCX controller collaboratively constructed and programmed by students using virtual technologies while physically situated in different locations.

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      Future University Hakodate

      116-2 Kamedanakano

      Hakodate, Japan

      +81 (0) 138 34 6526
      Teesside University

      Borough Road

      Middlesbrough, UK

      +44 (0) 1642 384499
      Yokohama National

      University

      Yokohama, Japan

      +81 (0) 4533 93 3285
      Teesside University

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      Middlesbrough, UK

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      September 2009
      September 2009
      : 159-162
      10.14236/ewic/HCI2009.17
      © Michael Vallance et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. People and Computers XXIII Celebrating People and Technology, Churchill College Cambridge, UK

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      People and Computers XXIII Celebrating People and Technology
      HCI
      Churchill College Cambridge, UK
      1 - 5 September 2009
      Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
      Computers XXIII Celebrating People and Technology
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      Electronic Workshops in Computing

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