Dept of Computer Education, Cheongju National University of Education, Korea
February 2011 – January 2012. Working with Roy Pea, H-STAR
My research focuses on robotic learning, and consists of three parts, learning using educational service robots, learning with hands-on (user-built) robots, and learning with user-converted robots. For the educational services robots, I have studied teaching assistant robots for children in elementary school. One topic I am studying at H-STAR is language learning using telepresence educational-service robots that show the teleoperators’ faces. Hands-on robots offer great potential to enhance and sustain the motivation of children on STEAM (Science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics), and I am examining learning using hands-on robots in both formal and informal learning environments.