Share Paper: Pre-service Teachers Designing Assistive Educational Robots

  1. Jillian Powers, Florida Atlantic University, United States
  2. Ann Musgrove, Florida Atlantic University, United States
  3. Mohammad Azhar, Borough of Manhattan Community College The City University of New York, United States
Wednesday, March 31 11:15-11:30 AM Room 3

Abstract: This brief paper examines the potential for instructional modules that integrated the concepts of assistive technology (AT), computational thinking (CT), and robotics to provide undergraduate teacher education students with a fundamental knowledge of these concepts and attitudes toward integrating them into their future classrooms. The study is underway at a large university in the Southeastern U.S.A. This brief paper describes the purpose of the study, a review of the literature, research methodology, along with some of the preliminary findings of this project.