Introducing Computer Engineering Curriculum to Upper Secondary Students: An Evaluation of Experiences Based on Educational Robotics
2016 IEEE 16th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT) (2016)
Austin, TX, USA
July 25, 2016 to July 28, 2016
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/ICALT.2016.85
This paper reports a study about the usefulness of guidance experiences offered at the University of Genoa to upper secondary students. The goal of the experiences is to provide students with sufficient knowledge to choose a university curriculum in Computer Engineering with an improved confidence. Unlike traditional methods, the key aspects are not presented in an information-oriented way, but relying mainly on a hands-on robotic course which exposes students to the basic principles of programming, automation and embedded systems. The results suggest that the experience enhanced students' specific knowledge and skills, and helped them in making up their minds as far as continuing their university studies in Computer Engineering is concerned.
Robots, Computers, Knowledge engineering, Programming profession, Automation, Embedded systems
M. Oreggia, C. Chiorri, F. Pozzi and A. Tacchella, "Introducing Computer Engineering Curriculum to Upper Secondary Students: An Evaluation of Experiences Based on Educational Robotics," 2016 IEEE 16th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT), Austin, TX, USA, 2016, pp. 293-294.