We are studying the impact of the Arts & Bots program on students’ motivation, confidence, and learning with respect to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. Educators integrating Arts & Bots into their programs for students are invited to participate in this research study. Any educator using Arts & Bots with their students age five or older is invited to participate. Your participation will help us understand how the Arts & Bots program influences students’ technical knowledge and attitudes towards technology and will help us improve Arts & Bots as well as future CREATE Lab programming.Participation involves the following steps:
- In advance of beginning your Arts & Bots project with students, submit a letter from a school or district administrator authorizing us to conduct research at your school or district. (We can provide a sample letter.)
- Distribute consent forms to students and their parents. Collect signed consent forms and return them to the research team.
- Allow students time to complete two online surveys before beginning work on Arts & Bots. Surveys are expected to take approximately 10-20 minutes to complete.
- Allow students time to complete two online surveys after completing work on Arts & Bots.
- Teachers complete a survey about their classroom experiences using Arts & Bots.
If you are interested in participating, please complete the form below. Once we receive your information, a researcher will contact you to discuss the research with you in more detail. You can also send us an email at email@example.com or call us at 412-268-6723. We hope that you will be able to help us learn more about how we can engage students with technology!
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Lauwers, T., Aligning Capabilities of Interactive Educational Tools to Learner Goals, (Doctoral dissertation). Technical Report CMU-RI-TR-10-09, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, May, 2010.The debugging task: Evaluating a robotics design workshop.
Hamner, E., Lauwers, T., & Bernstein, D. The debugging task: Evaluating a robotics design workshop. Proceedings of the AAAI Symposium on Using Robots to Promote Learning: Design and Evaluation, Technical Report SS-10-03, AAAI Press, March, 2010.Robot Diaries Interim Project Report: Development of a Technology Program for Middle School Girls
Hamner, E., Lauwers, T., Bernstein, D., Stubbs, K., Crowley, K., and Nourbakhsh, I. Technical Report CMU-RI-TR-08-25, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, May, 2008.Robot Diaries: Broadening Participation in the Computer Science Pipeline through Social Technical Exploration
Hamner, E., Lauwers, T., Bernstein, D., Nourbakhsh, I., and DiSalvo, C. Robot Diaries: Broadening Participation in the Computer Science Pipeline through Social Technical Exploration. Proceedings of the AAAI Spring Symposium on Using AI to Motivate Greater Participation in Computer Science, Technical Report SS-08-08, AAAI Press, p.38-43, March, 2008.Robot Diaries: An Interdisciplinary Collaboration to Design and Evaluate Educational Robotics
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