Adapting engineering education to resource-constrained middle schools: Teaching methodologies and computing technologies

Mario Riojas, Susan Lysecky, Jerzy Rozenblit

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

2 Scopus citations

Abstract

Middle school students are at a critical age where exposure to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields can greatly impact their career goals. Unlike other STEM fields, many schools do not have the expertise or resources needed to acquire and utilize existing engineering education platforms. Thus, we have begun to investigate how to adapt proven interactive project-based learning techniques for resource-constrained middle school environments as well as evaluate interactive platforms or platform characteristics that can be adapted to ensure greater accessibility of these materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication17th IEEE International Conference and Workshops on the Engineering of Computer-Based Systems, ECBS 2010
Pages258-262
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 11 2010
Event17th IEEE International Conference and Workshops on the Engineering of Computer-Based Systems, ECBS 2010 - Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: Mar 22 2010Mar 26 2010

Publication series

Name17th IEEE International Conference and Workshops on the Engineering of Computer-Based Systems, ECBS 2010

Other

Other17th IEEE International Conference and Workshops on the Engineering of Computer-Based Systems, ECBS 2010
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityOxford
Period3/22/103/26/10

Keywords

  • Accessible computing platforms
  • Computer-human interaction and design
  • Engineering education
  • Interactive technologies
  • Project based learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications

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