Robots in school education – The pupils becoming teachers

The University of Gothenburg, Sweden, has started a new research project where pupils are becoming the teacher to educate a robot. The robot is programmed as “the ideal pupil”. With the characteristics that it is curious, want to understand everything and ask a constant flow of questions. In this spirit, the teaching-to-learn-pedagogy has shown to be a very effective form of learning. Both as a method but also that the robots curious will to know… Continue reading

Breaking the boundaries to Robotics with Storytelling on a Makerspace

eLearningworld News Makerspaces in informal learning environments is a vision now turning into a construction mode around the world. One example is Tech Tales, that is an NSF-funded project that invites families, where the parents enter a new role as learners in collaboration with their children. In the Tech Tale-project, the goal is to learn about robotics in an environment of cultural learning from the family’s own prerequisites and stories. The project is run by… Continue reading

Latest News: German survey – People prefer service robots before nursing homes

eLearningworld News from Germany Service robots or nursing home? The Germans answer is clear: 83 percent can imagine to use a service robot at home if they could continue to live longer in their own homes. This is the main result from a recent survey conducted by the opinion research institute Forsa on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Federal Research Minister Johanna Wanka comment: “I am pleased that the citizens… Continue reading