The challenges of using a MOOC to introduce "Absolute beginners" to programming on specialized hardware

Jennifer Kay, Tom McKlin

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Abstract

Educational Robotics for Absolute Beginners is a MOOC designed to introduce K-12 teachers with no prior computer science or robotics experience to the basics of LEGO NXT Robot programming. The course was developed following several successful in-person workshops on the same topic. This paper introduces some of the issues that arose as we transitioned the material to a MOOC, describes some of the unique challenges we faced by incorporating specialized hardware into a MOOC, and presents some preliminary data evaluating the success of our approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages211-212
Number of pages2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event1st ACM Conference on Learning at Scale, L@S 2014 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: Mar 4 2014Mar 5 2014

Other

Other1st ACM Conference on Learning at Scale, L@S 2014
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period3/4/143/5/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Software

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    Kay, J., & McKlin, T. (2014). The challenges of using a MOOC to introduce "Absolute beginners" to programming on specialized hardware. 211-212. Paper presented at 1st ACM Conference on Learning at Scale, L@S 2014, Atlanta, GA, United States. https://doi.org/10.1145/2556325.2567886